Hi everyone. I'm Lauren, 22, from Illinois. I'm stongly considering becoming a consultant and my sales director (who was my Mary Kay consultant first) says I'd be really good at it. However, I'm a bit concerned about the money you have to put down for product. I'm newly married and in school, so the main reason I'm considering this is to bring in some extra money for my husband and I, but if I have to buy all this product first, I'm not even sure I can get that much together, much less sell it all. Was anyone in the same position when they first started?