How much do you spend on personal grooming and/or your work wardrobe each month?
Given all the data that's out there on the impact of not wearing makeup to work (i.e. you're seen as less professional and ultimately earn less money), many would make the argument that "personal grooming" has an unfortunately direct tie to women's career potential. So, if these purchases — makeup, haircuts and coloring, manicures, office attire — are ones we *have* to make for work, my feeling is that the gender pay gap may be even worse than we think. The money for this is coming straight out of our paychecks, after all, and men don't have to pay for these same things! I believe I'm spending about $400 a month on these types of costs — some months it's less, some months it's more. That's almost $5,000 a year!! What about you all? How much are you spending on these things monthly?
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