When I was a kid, I earned an allowance and spent the money as fast
as I could get it.
When I was able to work a part-time job as a high
school student, I was responsible for buying most of my own clothes, making my
car payment, paying for gas and buying car insurance.  Still, as most teenagers
do, I had extra money even after those expenses, and I rarely saved it.
Instead, I went to the movies, went out to eat with friends, wasted gas by
driving my car past boys’ houses. . .

I had a few friends whose parents required that they save a portion of their
earnings for savings or for college.  They would complain about the injustice,
and I would commiserate.  I was happy my mom didn’t impose those rules on
me.

Now, I look back and wish that she would have. . .

To continue reading, head over to Little House where I am guest posting today.

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