My Money Story

Uncommon Financial Sense

My earliest memory of money revolves around my mother repeatedly telling me to save my money.  I did as she asked because, as with most small children, what your mother tells you is just true.  You don’t question what she tells you.

During most of my childhood I kept saving.  My mother was so proud of me.  She called me her little saver.  At some point it was time to spend some of the money.  I didn’t want to spend it.  I refused.  After all, mom said to save it so I struggled to let go.

After a couple of these episodes my mother encouraged me to spend the money.  She said there was no point in saving it if I never was going to spend it.  So I did what I was told.  I spent it.

It’s probably obvious to you now that I grew up quite conflicted about…

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