A few weeks ago, J and I went out to dinner with my parents. When the check came, my dad asked J to calculate the tip. Luckily we had just talked about this, so he was able to figure it out — but it made me think about all of the other money and finance lessons I’ve learned from my parents.
My dad was relentless with the sayings:
- Don’t put all your eggs in one basket
- You don’t have to spend it all!
- Don’t spend more than you make
- Save some for a rainy day
When I was in middle school, he took me to our local credit union and we opened a checking account. He showed me how to write checks and use an ATM card.