Welcome to my blog

Welcome to my blog.

I think about money 24/7.  Doesn’t everyone?  Maybe not.  That’s why this blog will serve as my outlet to share my thoughts with the world.  It’s a healthy way to get these thoughts out of my head.

Money issues are universal.  Even if people don’t readily talk about money, it’s still an issue, whether or not they want to admit it.  I find money management interesting and tied to every other aspect of life.

My interest in finances started early in life.  I learned to not want to be struggling like my parents and they always seemed to be struggling.  When I was very young, I remember living comfortably.  After a few years, my parents built a brand-new home and soon, they were in over their heads.  By then, my mother was never indulgent and the struggling was palpable. It became worse after my parents divorced.  My mother had no job-related skills and took a low-paying secretarial job.  My dad ran his own business, but it was pretty slim living by then.

People learn what they’re taught and I guess they never had the best education in managing money.  My mother was told not to go to college, that I know as a fact.  The other messages that she silently passed down were probably learned from some previous experience.  One very strong impression I remember was a doozie: don’t expect too much of life.  Sad, isn’t it?

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