5 lessons I learned when my mum had to go on food stamps that I still use to spend less today

Business Insider Australia | Feb 14, 2020 at 4:55 PM
  • Finance experts often say that someone’s relationship with money stems from their childhood, lessons they learned about how to manage finances – or not.
  • Both during and after the “divorce transition years,” as my mum liked to call them, she made sure to stick to a budget, from a weekly food budget to an annual school supplies one.
  • If you give yourself a set weekly grocery store budget, like $US50, and use cash only – and leave the plastic at home – when the $US50 is gone, it’s gone.