I Don’t Want To Be The Richest Man In The Graveyard
Today, I have a guest post featured on BudgetsAreSexy.com
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Below is a snippet, but head on over to read the whole post; because you won’t want to miss this!
At My Core, I’m Super Frugal
You wouldn’t have thought this going off of the amount of giveaways I do, but the fact is, I’m frugal.
I guess some of it’s psychological baggage from growing up in a missionary/pastor household, because we were relatively poor.
I remember growing up always being cognizant that the clothes on our back and the food on our plates were made possible through other peoples’ donations.
I remember when I found out, sometime in high school, that my parents brought in about $1,500 a month feeling so relieved!
Granted, the standard of living in Hungary is a lot lower than here in California where my wife, my kid, and I reside today, but that’s why I’m careful to point out that we were “relatively” poor.
Not poverty. But not anywhere close to even lower middle class by any stretch of the imagination.
Especially when compared to the median household income in a developed country like the USA.
Case in point – I remember my first retail experience was in college, when I bought some new clothes at a local Ross.
I thought it was such a big deal back then!