3 thoughts on “What is your earliest money memory?

  1. I liked this post, Tami…I babysat for 35 cents/hour and 50 cents after midnight, as a teenager. Also, I had a coin collection as a little girl, with all denominations of coins from different mints and different years carefully taped into small notebooks. One afternoon, a brush fire got away from my dad, and he had to call the local rural fire department. Somehow I thought we would have to pay the firemen for coming to help us, and, knowing that our family was very short on money, I tore out all of the coins from my notebooks, put the money in a jar and took it down to my dad. I remember sitting in my bedroom destroying my little books, but have no memory of the actual giving of it to my folks nor their response. I just remember feeling that I was scared, and had to do something to help. I must have been about 10 at the time, and we’d just moved to Michigan. I also babysat for 35 cents/hour and 50 cents after midnight. I worked in a family shoe store from age 14 through college. Got free room and board as an R.A in my dorm….been mostly working ever since.

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  2. Excellent article! My godparents are gave me money every holidays and I always gave it to my mom as she promised to deposit it in a savings bank. Like you, there was no bank account on my name and it was spent! Sometimes I still bring that out to my mom ha!

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