Now that I have a family, I have to work that much harder to save. I remember seeing what my friends owned in my early twenties and being really confused.
Did they really have that much more money than I did?
When I was her age, I definitely tried to impress others withÂ material possessions I couldn’t afford.
On weekend evenings when I can be found bathing my kids, making meal plans, and doing laundry, she is usually out on the town.
There are so many things I should’ve done differently.
Can you imagine what it would be like to start adulthood over with a clean slate?
Projecting my insecurities Despite her obvious competency, I still have to stop myself from giving her unsolicited advice. On the contrary, I know that she’s making great decisions compared to many of her peers.
But despite her ability to manage her finances quite well, I want to prevent her from making all of the tragic mistakes that I once made.