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How Much Money Do You Make?

When I was in eighth grade I was assigned a project on budgeting.  We were told to go home, ask our parents how much money they made, and come up with a budget based on those numbers.  I remember at the time I was too shy and also knew better than to ask my dad how much money he made.  I knew that was a taboo subject.  I ended up making up a number I thought was a good salary and went with that.  A few years ago, my dad shared some financial information with me and told me not to tell my mother.  I laughed, listened to what he had to say, and then kept it to myself. I’ve turned to my parents for financial advice many times.  What’s really funny is that they don’t know how much money Mr. Money and I make.  However, my “adopted parents” do because they help us every year with our taxes.  It doesn’t feel weird at all knowing that they know how much money we make, but I almost don’t want my […]

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The Craziest Job I Ever Had

Five years ago Mr. Money and I lived in Colorado. We were both working for a RadioShack store and Mr. Money was also teaching snowboarding. While we worked at RadioShack, we met this very nice woman who bred miniature horses. She was so sweet and kind, and the pictures of her horses she brought in were beautiful. She knew that I had grown up riding and training horses, and one day she asked me if I’d be interested in working with the horses. I couldn’t say yes any faster than I did. So I quit my job (with health insurance) and we moved out of our condo into a house on her property. We agreed that she would pay us $10 an hour each for our work. I would be responsible for cleaning barns, breeding horses, doing paperwork, and any other things she wanted me to do. Mr. Money would be the handyman. Fine and dandy, right? We thought that because we weren’t paying any rent (she said that the house was worth $500,000 and would rent for $4,000 a […]

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