after starting the Virtual Thrift Club, I wrote a Dollar Stretcher Forum entry
on this topic. It turned out to be one of the most answered and heartrending
entries I ever wrote. People shared their memories, and opened our eyes to what
they had lived through as children.
Welcome to Thrifty Living
Today a special way of life for the Twenty-first Century.
My name is Lori Blatzheim and I am your host.
the opening paragraph.
quiet space in your life and take a few minutes to reflect on your childhood.
What do you remember about your parents or guardians while you were growing up?
Did your family have a consistent source of income? Who paid the bills, mother,
father, someone else? Were you included, and did they show you what was spent
for food, clothing or utilities? Were you completely excluded from the process?
How did this influence your current spending habits?
I would like to suggest that you do the same
tried doing this and here are some of my conclusions.
I had no
how much money my
where he banked
what he owed
whether he paid his
bills on time
if he had a budget
his financial goals
I didn’t know:
Who provided my mother with money.
When she received it.
What she did with it.
Whether she saved it.
How she spent it.
By the age of
nine, I had never:
Had an ongoing
Learned the reason for
Understood what a
Realized that water,
heat, electricity, telephone, and lodging cost money
Reviewed a budget
Held bills of
different denominations in my hand
What Do You Remember About Money Managed by
what you want for your children? Is this what you want for children everywhere?
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