An Inspiring Story

While looking for nice blogs to read I came across ‘Boston Gal’s Open Wallet’.Here is a link to the blog : .I also came across the most inspiring story I have read in a long time.I have pasted it below.I hope it works the same magic on you. Though she writes about personal finance in the US,I think I will visit often and be be inspired by her life lessons.

A little history lesson about me and money – Part 1
I have always had a weird relationship with money. I enjoy amassing it and can deny myself much to gather it, but at points can spend large amounts of it with no fear. What is odd about that is that fear is my primary motivation for amassing the money in the first place. Let me explain…I am the youngest of five children and my parents divorced when I was about 5 years old. My Mother won custody of the children and was given the house (which had a mortgage) while my Father got the car and the boat. Unfortunately my Mother was a stay-at-home Mom while my Father was the main bread winner. Since my Father’s income was mostly commission based, the divorce settlement was barely enough to keep the five us in the house with the lights on. The upshot of this was I grew up in a nice middle-class house and enjoyed summers sailing at the yacht club with my Father, but worked two large paper routes starting at age seven (and kept both routes until I graduated high school at 18). While my Mother did go back to school and eventually got a decent job as a nurse, my older siblings child support checks kept stopping as each turned 18 yet everyone went to college so all were around well into their 20’s. Read more of this post
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