About Catey Hill

Hometown: Atlanta

College / Grad School: Tulane University / University of Texas at Austin

Most-Loved Fashion Labels: Jimmy Choo, of course!, and Rodarte

Most-Loved Fashion Labels That I Can Actually Afford: J.Crew; Theory and Catherine Malandrino (when they're on sale)

Biggest Fashion Disaster: When a strap on my gorgeous Betsey Johnson dress broke at a high school formal, leaving me, um, exposed to the entire crowd (as if high school wasn't mortifying enough)

Favorite Money-Saving Tip:The 48-hour rule: If I want something that costs more than $100, I make myself wait 2 days before buying it (during which time I force myself to consider just how much I really want it - and what I'll have to give up to get it). This rule has saved me from more than one pair of Jimmy Choos (and a pile of credit card debt!).

Catey Hill

Catey Hill is the money columnist
for Seventeen, a writer for Smart Money online and the author of "SHOO, Jimmy Choo! The Modern Girl's Guide to Spending Less and Saving More" (Sterling, 2010). Catey has been an expert source on personal finance for "The Early Show" on CBS, Access Hollywood, Cosmopolitan, Woman's World, "The Huckabee Show" on FOX, among others, and her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Allure, The New York Times, and more. Previously, Catey was the money editor for the New York Daily News online and the financial marketing manager for Forbes. Catey lives in New York City.

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