My last four or five articles have been about children and money. Those of you without kids might be annoyed by now but this is the last part of a long ride.
My little sister graduates from junior high school today. It seemed like only yesterday that I was changing diapers and teaching her how to spell her name. I’m happy that she’s not yet embarrassed to be seen with her *ahem* slightly older sister. Like all good big sisters, I’m giving her a graduation present. For me, that means $50, but that money also comes with a lesson.
I plan on giving her the $50 broken into five $10 bills. Once she gets all excited about having $50 I’ll promptly take $20 back for taxes and another $20 for savings, leaving her with $10. Am I just being mean? Nope, I’m teaching her a lesson.