“Princess” is a show hosted by one of my finance gurus – Gail Vaz-Oxlade. It follows a similar format as Gail’s first show “Til Debt do us Part“, but focuses on (mostly) single women who feel they are entitled to spend money they don’t have on anything from make-up, clothes, cars, condos, eating out, entertainment, amongst other “luxuries”.
I’m not sure why I am so captivated by these “Princesses” – I guess a part of me is giving myself a pat on the back for not being “that bad”, but I guess that’s the lure of reality television.
Although I don’t consider myself a Princess, I can see how I can become one. A nice haircut here, buying a nice outfit there, oh, and stocking up on some make-up — rinse, wash, and repeat — and tada.
A Low Annual Salary
Most of the Princesses make an income that is nowhere near sustaining their lifestyle, and they supplement their income with their parents’, siblings’, friends’ and boyfriend’s/girlfriend’s income. Some Princesses are unemployed or work very minimal hours.
The income range of most Princesses range between $20,000 – $35,000 annually, but spent as if they earned much, much more – usually between $50,000 to over $100,000 annually.
What’s with these guys???
I know there are a lot of things that I don’t understand or know about these girls, but what always boggles my mind is that there is usually guy in the picture and he has been putting up with it.
In last night’s episode, one of the Princess’s boyfriend was giving her an “allowance” of $250.00 a week. This Princess is unemployed, and wasn’t even looking for work. Instead of taking public transportation, she was — get this — hiring a private driver!! She was making about $6,000 a year and spending like she made $97,000 a year.
Maybe it’s because I’m biased and know so many great, smart and single females. But why are these great women single, and why are these ladies just mooching off these men? (Check out Mochi’s article – it really struck a chord with me.) It just seems so off balance to me.
I’m not so naive to think that these types of guys would even be compatible with these women. But it just seems unfair to me, you know?
Do you watch Gail Vax-Oxlade’s shows? What do you think of the Princess show?