Money News: Getting fizzy with it
❚ Jay-Z went all out celebrating his Watch The Throne album release in August, and bought a 15-litre bottle of champers for £63,000. His bar tab at the end of the night came to £157,000 for drinks alone.
❚ Jennifer Aniston reportedly spends £63 for a bottle of her favorite shampoo, made from champagne, white truffles and caviar. Sounds more like a posh meal.
❚ Kelly Rowland, Usher and Nelly spent a reported £140,000 on Dom Perignon at Amika nightclub In High Street Kensington in 2008 — and that was before her X Factor cash was rolling in!
❚ American Don Johnson, a friend of Bon Jovi, spent £120,000 on a bottle of Armand de Brignac, the most expensive champagne in the world, at the One for One Club in London in June.
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How You Spend It!
Lauryn Gilroy, 20
From New York
How do you budget?
I don’t really work to a specific budget. I just know how much money I have and work hard to make sure not to run out too quickly!
Any money-saving tips?
Find sales. Whether it be for food or clothing, it pays to be a sales hound. It’s a ‘bang for your buck’ kind of thing.Another obvious one is to only buy what you really need. But honestly, where is the fun in that?
Last big blow-out?
A swanky roof-top Halloween party I went to with a bunch of friends. As far as a night out goes, it was a lot more than I would usually pay, but I had a great time and hey, you only live once.