I am really excited and honored to have a guest post featured on My Family On A Budget.
Have you ever stopped to think about what experiences you had during your younger years which really shaped who you have become? That’s exactly what I did here and it was a really great experience. I highly encourage it.
Check out the post to see what it was that drove me to learn about personal finance and managing money and then let me know if you had any similar experiences in your own life.
Below is an excerpt from the post.
Looking back, there are some things from my childhood and youth which had a strong influence on me wanting to learn about personal finance and managing money.
Lack of Education. I do not come from an educated family. In fact, quite the opposite. My parents did not go to college. Actually, no one on my dad’s side of the family went to college and only a small handful of family members on my mom’s side (an uncle and a few cousins) have a college degree. I am the only one in my entire extended family, on both sides, to have an advanced degree (MBA). Similarly, financial education is not prevalent in my family with many family members living paycheck-to-paycheck and generally making poor financial decisions.
Not a lot of money. We did not have much money when I was growing up. In fact, my parents have just recently reached a position where they are comfortable financially (thanks in large part to my mom’s pension and having no mortgage). Thankfully, we never went without and always had a roof over our heads, clothes on our backs and food in our bellies, but our financial cup certainly never ran over.