Did you drop $500 on a power suit that got you the job of your dreams? Did you kick in an extra $200 to get upgraded to a First Class seat and end up networking with a power player? Or have you spent $100 on a real estate class that helped you make thousands? ESSENCE is looking for stories from real women about the smartest purchases they ever made. Whether it was $5 or $500, we want your tale. Email us at healthyliving@essence.com with your name, age, and the story behind your purchase! For more information about finance, visit ESSENCE’s Women’s Conference, click here.