When I was probably 14 or 15, my Dad got really frustrated with me asking for money all the time. He told me something like "If you didn't spend so much money on instant gratification things like magazines, candy, and cokes, you would have more than enough money to buy whatever you wanted." So he made me go in my room and calculate the cost of all the magazines I had laying around. I don't remember the total, but it was definitely over $100, and at that age, $100 goes a long way! Read you loud and clear, Dad! And here's proof I learned my lesson:
I saw this on some other blogs, and just ordered my subscription! I love magazines, and you can't beat the price of $1.50 for 12 issues!
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I could probably make a whole series of blogs on my Dad's pearls of financial wisdom. But you guys have your own Dads, so I will spare you! Thanks for making me a bargain hunting recessionista, Dad!