Saturday, May 9, 2009

Teens and Money 4


Teen: "Mom, I bought a new jacket and I didn't budget enough for lunches this week. You don't want me to go hungry do you?

Mom: "Oh Man. I don't want you to go hungry. Don't worry. We have a lot of peanut butter and jelly. Feel free to make yourself a sandwich any day."

Teen: "Only geeks bring their lunch."

Mom: "Well, I am sure you'll come up with a solution. At least it's not a long term problem. I give allowance on Saturdays."

Years Later: "Mom remember that time I needed lunch money and you wouldn't give me an advance on my allowance. I'd been playing poker and I lost my whole allowance. I couldn't tell you the truth. I was so hungry all week and I couldn't even do anything with my friends. I never did that again. It pretty much cured me of gambling. I was so mad at you but it was one of the best things you could have done."

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