Episode Forty Four

Living Within My Means...means...

Jan 30th

Living Within My Means...means...

by Debbie

I was taught at a young age that If I wanted anything I had to work for it. When I was 14 I worked in the evenings and on weekends as a cashier/washing dishes. During High School I was a member of German Club and wanted to travel abroad with them. My parents could not afford to pay for this trip so I took it upon myself to raise the funds needed through selling candy I raised enough money to go abroad plus monies left over. Most importantly, I learned the value of Money Management Building a nest egg for my future, I left home at 18 taking responsibility for me My parents did their job! Taking the lessons that I learned at young age involving money I applied them to my adult life 1. Live within your means 2. Is it a Want or a need? 3. Pay all of your bills first, then set aside money for an emergency and savings, treat yourself 4. Be resourceful with independence Thank You Mom and Dad for showing me there is "NO Free Ride" & "Tough Love" Making me the Woman that I am!

Jan 30th

Judy says...

Judge Judy says…As a small child, I was taught the importance of saving money in order to have a solid future.

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