My parents reared me from the school of hard knocks, and I hated it back then, but have come to love it now. I thought their making an 11-year-old buy her first 10-speed Schwinn bike with her chore and birthday money was the meanest thing my parents could ever do to me…until they gave me a second-hand television for college!
Without my realizing it, they taught me the value of money. I turned out unspoiled, gracious and hungry to make my way through the world. I learned how to save money, and I started working in the real world at age 13.
Now, I have two college-aged young ladies, and I’m probably harder on them than my parents were on me. Kids have to be prepared or they will get eaten alive out there. My daughters, however, are also very kind, and I’m sure all of the lessons they’ve learned will serve them well in the future.
My Parents Taught Me The Value of Money
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