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My Parents Were Frugal but Sometimes I’m Not

Today I’m guest posting and commenting at the personal finance site Club Thrifty. Click the link below to find out ways that my spending patterns differ from those of my parents.

thrift store signBy every inch of the definition my parents were thrifty. They shopped for clothes at second hand stores, always bought used cars and could sniff out a sale with the best of them.

They had to be. There wasn’t another option on a social worker’s and private school teacher’s salary. It was live that way so as not to go without…

I’m completely thankful for the example my parents set in regards to the wise use of money. I’ve carried many of those same principles of frugality and budgeting into adulthood, although some like budgeting took me longer to grasp. I haven’t completely followed in their path though and some of the differences sometimes bother me.

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  1. Jayson @ Monster Piggy Bank says

    Most parents are like that when I didn’t understand when I was still living with them. Now that I have a family of my own, I kinda laugh that I am turning to be like them frugal and always on the look-out for sale. Situation really defines how frugal we can be.

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