I’ve said before on this blog that my parents didn’t teach me about money. I’ve told you that my mom and dad taught me how to be an honest, hardworking person, but that I didn’t learn much about money from them. Well I was wrong and would officially like to take back that comment.
Blogging about my finances has forced me to think about them more than I otherwise would have, and the more I think about money, the more I refer back to things I’d learned from my folks. So, obviously I was wrong. They taught me a great deal about money – I just wasn’t aware of it at the time.
Today’s post is an example of that. On one very ordinary afternoon while hanging drywall with my dad, he casually said something that might be the most valuable money lesson I’ve ever learned.