The Countess wants you to look gorgeous, trendy, and feel great at all times this fall season, so she’s offering HollywoodLifers her best advice! Check out her answers to your questions below!
What is the best way to support yourself financially after graduation? How do you approach religion with a boyfriend’s parents? And how do you keep off the pounds with all those yummy fall treats? Read on for The Real Housewives of New York City star, Countess LuAnn De Lesseps‘ answers to your questions in her exclusive weekly Hollywoodlife.com advice column.
I just graduated and am starting to work and support myself. However, I still need some financial assistance from my parents and I know they want to cut me off. How can I save and/or be more responsible with money? — Hillary S. Princeton, NJ
The best way to save money for a rainy day is to set up a direct deposit from your pay to your savings account and live off what is left. To be more responsible with money, make a budget where you list all of your monthly expenses, rent, utilities, etc. and then subtract these expenses from your pay. Pay your bills right after you get paid so that you don’t get into a situation where you’ve overspent and need to ask your parents to bail you out. BE THRIFTY!
I am meeting my boyfriend parents for the first time after 2 years of dating. We have been discussing future plans and want to make the best impression. The catch is I am Christian and they are Orthodox Jews — what should I do if they bring up the religion question? — Elle D. New York, NY
Before meeting with your boyfriend’s parents, discuss the religion issue and how it will impact you both if you get married. If you decide to convert to Judaism, you can let his parents know but I would avoid the topic completely unless his parents bring it up. PRAY!
During fall season, I usually end up packing on five to 10 pounds because of all the festivities. I have the toughest time resisting a Pumpkin Latte before work and those yummy caramel apples! How can I stay healthy? — Lisa O. Cumming, GA
I love the fall food too but it’s heavier and more fattening than summer cuisine. If you have the pumpkin latte, skip the caramel apples. Take advantage of the cool fall weather to get outside and exercise. You can go hiking on the weekends and if you have the option of taking the stairs or the elevator, take the stairs. WORK OUT!
— Countess LuAnn De Lesseps
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