I think Big Dave is on to something….
I don’t know how many of you read “Big Daves” blog but he enjoys picking up money on the street and in parking lots.…Well, I read a story this morning about a family in New York City that has been collecting found money for three years now and has collect around $ 1,100.00. They go out as a family, take walks and collect pennies and whatever else they can find. When they get home they put it in a big jar and save their new found treasures.
Years ago, when our family was on vacation in Colorado, we were in the town of Silverton walking around. We had taken the train from Durango to Silverton, as our days adventure, and were out seeing the sights… Next thing you know, my son William, was shouting that he had found some money….He happened to look down and found four, one dollar bills…There they were, lying on the ground. He instantly picked them up and proudly showed them to his mom and dad… Well the girls weren’t going to be outdone and they spent the rest of the trip watching the ground…lol. We asked William, what he wanted to do with his new found fortune and he said, “Ice Cream”. I laughed and we all started looking for a place where we could buy some ice cream…. William was happy to part with his found treasure and he treated us all to ice cream, with a little help from his dad.
It is funny how money can burn a hole in a young persons pocket…I wonder how many of us burn holes in our pockets with our hard earned cash…. Are we paying our bills and saving for a rainy day? Do we go out and buy all of the new fangled items on the market? Do you have a spending personality or do you have a saving personality? I have to admit that I have a saving personality and if I spend it, it had better be on sale or marked down……. I am sad to say that William, at the ripe old age of 27 in nine days, still spends his money as fast as he gets it. He is always out of money and has a hard time paying his bills. I know that we did everything in our power to teach him how to use his money but somehow it didn’t take.
Think about you spending habits in this economy and adjust where necessary…
BTW: It has been a really busy week for me, my Uncle died and my sister had surgery…. The funeral went well and I was able to see family that I haven’t seen in a while. Pat’s surgery went very well and she is on the road to recovery…Enough said.
Have a great weekend everyone!