Hi everyone! It’s amazing how December sneaks up on you so quickly. I don’t think it really felt like winter or close to it until a week ago. I suppose that’s a good thing. 🙂
Today I’m guest posting over at Jon Dulin’s blog, MoneySmartGuides. The following is an excerpt from that post:
As I have commented in numerous posts on my blog, my parents didn’t really teach me too much about money while I was growing up. I have vague memories of putting spare change into my piggy bank. I remember opening a savings account with Canada Trust, before it became TD Canada Trust. Before online banking, there were bank books. You would give them to the teller to update it for you, in order to see your transactions. Or you would insert it into the ATM to have the book updated.
My parents placed a huge emphasis on investing in a post-secondary education. During their time, it was the thing to do in order to become successful.
We never discussed anything about saving and budgeting. It wasn’t until I was living off-campus during university where the idea of saving, budgeting for groceries and paying rent really hit home. Sometimes you have to experience things for yourself in order to truly understand the importance of them.
To read more about the financial lessons my dad taught me, please head on over to MoneySmartGuides!
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