Episode Forty Four

Rent Money

Mar 9th

Rent Money

by Kristin

My mother had a way of demonstrating her point, rather than just talking about it. I haven't had children, but I frequently tell my friends with children this story so they can pass it on. As far back as I can remember, mom would tell me not to expect to "live free in this house after you turn 18." I knew from a very early age that at 18, I would have to pay rent. The rent would be "adjusted" if I were in school, but nevertheless, I would have to pay. As it turns out, I left home just before I turned 18 and moved away to attend college on my own. I did return, however, for about a year after college, and I paid rent the whole time I was there. When I finally got my finances in order, I moved into my own place. The day that I left, my mother came to me with a wad of cash. She handed it to me, and told me it was the rent I had paid to her over the past year, and she said "see how much you can save by just putting away 100 bucks a month?" Kristin - Oregon

Mar 9th

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