Quoting Not tellin:" I wish more people thought like this!!! About a year or so ago I got into it with a girl who was on ... [snip!] ... have any extra money. Kids don't need the world handed to them on silver platters but they shouldn't go without everything. "
I agree with you, completely. My mom raised me this way. She was so poor growing up that they didn't even have a bathroom until she was 12. They lived in a 1 room shack in the mountains of Kentucky. She married at 17 and basically vowed she would never raise her kids that way. So she waited until she was about 30 to have me, when she and my dad were financially stable, owned a house and had savings. She was able to give my sister and I what she and her siblings never had. I am so
thankful. I had such a comfortable life growing up and they were able to pay for the majority of my college education. I know money =/= happy kids... but it really does make it a hell of a lot easier.