Top Notch Bank

fashion + finance

Category: Lesson

Thoughts on Instagram and Bloggers


instagram, by far my favorite form of social media out there…i’ve recently set up TNB on the platform and have followed a LOT of bloggers. word on the street is that this is how you “network” these days. anyways, i’ve observed A LOT over the past couple of weeks of ‘gramming…specifically the following:

apparently a lot of people are filthy rich and can just travel and shop 24/7, where does this money come from? do you work?

people eat out A LOT and yet they stay very thin, model like creatures, how?!

who is taking these photos of you?! seriously, you’re basically modeling in them. did you hire a photographer?

how much do you spend on flowers a week, they are beautiful displays in every photo you take. do you have a personal garden in your apt? house?

so you just ate ice cream and are now hitting the gym. did you get a stomach ache? did you really eat that ice cream?

why is your life so fabulous and i’m here living paycheck to paycheck? #SOS

if you find any answers to the above, can you please shoot me an email? inquiring minds would LOVE to know.

x, a

ps: follow me on instagram – topnotchbank


Don’t Tempt Me


time to delete the temptation – you’re welcome.

Someone Gets Me


this article from Thought Catalog: 15 Struggles Only People Who Suck At Budgeting Understand speaks to my soul! seriously, finally….someone gets me! also, love the life motto: “do this now. eat popcorn for dinner later.” brilliant. kudos to Ari Eastman for writing this piece. It’s always nice to see that you are not the only one pretending to be fake rich and picking up friends drinks/brunch tabs. the struggle is real.

Budgets, 401k, Mortgages 

 that’s what they mean by this saying. right?  



non-negotiables: things that you seriously need to pay for or buy…bc if not you are screwed.

this is a list of mine:

1. rent

2. utilities (air/light & internet)

3. car/insurance/transportation

4. food (does not include restaurants)

5. credit card bill (at least $10 above the minimum balance)

NOTE: these are the things I prioritize. I highly suggest you prioritize these things as well. because if not you might get evicted, have the power shut off, and/or get bad credit (no bueno).