Today’s essay is by Emma Peterson, a student at the University of Arizona. She shares how her parents taught her money matters like budgeting and prioritizing spending.
I was taught at a young age the value of money management tools such as coupons, deals in newspapers, and savings. In addition, they also taught me the value of hard work and that truly, every penny counts.
I learned many valuable lessons from my parents, including lessons about finance. My mom stressed the importance of showing responsibility with my money.
My parents also taught me how important it is to prioritize. Of course, the necessities come first. In college, I typically pay for rent, gas, electricity, and phone before anything else.