Just Write A Check

When I was a kid my family didn’t have a lot of money.  My sister and I were raised by a single mother.  Our father was spotty with child support payments.  There wasn’t money for things other than necessities.  Of course, kids have no concept of money.  It was frustrating to hear mom say we couldn’t afford something when my sister and I both knew fully well she had a check book ready and waiting.  “Just write a check” we’d tell our mom.  Wow, wouldn’t it be great if life worked that way.  If you could buy things you didn’t have the money for by simply writing a check!  Now we know you can’t write a check for something unless the money is there to back it up.  We owe are mom a big thank you for our understanding of that concept.  I wish Uncle Sam’s mom had taken time to explain like our mom did!

3 Responses to “Just Write A Check”

  1. Cathy says:

    I get “just go to the bank and get money out of the machine.”

    I think that being smart with money is one of the best skills we can our children. I hope mine listen!

  2. Tricia says:

    Uncle Sam does seem rather childish in so many ways right now.

  3. Jen says:

    Pretty sad that our government didn’t learn the same lesson.