Comments on: My Finely Tuned Spending Justification System One couple's story of escaping 9 to 5 until 65 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 17:22:09 +0000 hourly 1 By: Bryan Sun, 10 Apr 2016 16:24:57 +0000 I think that for many people growing up, the financial lessons they learn are from watching their parent’s actions. Very few parents take the time to teach their kids financial skills to prepare for when they are out of the nest. I made a point of using teaching moments (as Dave Ramsey would say) to preach the gospel of Personal Finance to my daughters,especially when they were a captive audience and there was a particular example we could discuss. Like stuck in the car with me! 🙂

Our daughters have a good basic personal financial education that they can build on as they go out on their own. They will have to learn many lessons they hard way, as I am certain our readers have done on their own.

PS – My question to my daughters that gave me a real chuckle: Where would you like to go eat? ….. My youngest daughter response: What do you have a coupon for dad?

By: ARB Sat, 09 Apr 2016 11:55:55 +0000 I’ve never had a specific financial upbringing. It really wasn’t until my late twenties until I thought about money at all. I have more influences from blogs and a particularly financially savvy friend.

Outside of that, my mom is the type to have a club card for every supermarket, drive back there if she was overcharged fifty cents, buy and return things on HSN and QVC, and keep all her money in CD’s. I used to do that last part too. I’m glad I don’t anymore, and I’m glad I don’t take after my mom at all, financially speaking.

ARB–Angry Retail Banker