Like many, I had an allowance as a kid, although I don’t remember how much it was. I DO remember that my father was tickled by a ‘memo’ I wrote to him when I was about ten years old, requesting that it be increased. As the daughter of two lawyers, I guess I knew I needed to speak their language to get what I wanted. I laid out my case, something about the cost of candy, books and toys going up—I was aware of the talk of ‘inflation’ in the late ‘70’s and early ‘80’s and I used it to my advantage. Dad approved the request. Success!
I think fondly about this now. It helps me to see that all the tools needed for financial fluency were in place at a young age. It gives me comfort.
How about you? What is your first memory of money? Please take the time to write it down in your Money Journal, and, if you want, share in the comments below. And as always, thanks for reading this.
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