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The best money advice ever given me was from my father. When I was a little

The best money advice ever given me was from my father. When I was a little girl, he told me, 'Don't spend anything unless you have to.'
Posted 4 months ago

No, I never thought about my father's money as my money.

No, I never thought about my father's money as my money.
Posted 4 months ago

My dad said if you become a tennis professional just make sure you get into

My dad said if you become a tennis professional just make sure you get into the top hundred, because you have to make a little bit of money. You make a living so you can pay your coaching and, you know, your travels.
Posted 4 months ago

I think I got into travelling because it was so not in my blood, so against

I think I got into travelling because it was so not in my blood, so against my tendency to just stay put because my dad just hated going on holidays, because, as I've said in many essays, the thing that he hated more than anything else in life was spendin
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I'm concerned a little bit with the culture of celebrating the fundraise. M

I'm concerned a little bit with the culture of celebrating the fundraise. My dad taught me that when you borrow money it's the worst day of your life.
Posted 4 months ago

My parents didn't make a lot of money. My dad was not a high school graduat

My parents didn't make a lot of money. My dad was not a high school graduate - he didn't have a career as such he was a printing salesman essentially for most of his working life.
Posted 4 months ago

Great dad. Yeah, he would ask me for money on birthdays and, you know, inap

Great dad. Yeah, he would ask me for money on birthdays and, you know, inappropriate times. And I just wrote him off like, 'You're not a father.' I just learned you cannot emotionally invest in people who are not attainable.
Posted 4 months ago

This is going to sound horrible, but I don't even know how much I make in a

This is going to sound horrible, but I don't even know how much I make in a year. It must be, you know, a couple of million dollars, a few million. I know it's more money than my dad, a jail guard, made in his lifetime; more money than I'll ever need.
Posted 4 months ago

My dad would give me $10, which is a lot of money when you're 9, to sing at

My dad would give me $10, which is a lot of money when you're 9, to sing at church, on tables at restaurants, at family functions, just about anywhere.
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My dad got a job in a factory in Philadelphia, so I was raised in Germantow

My dad got a job in a factory in Philadelphia, so I was raised in Germantown in a sort of a barracks for soldiers. They had housing for temporary housing. And then my parents saved money and bought a little house in South Jersey, built on a swamp.
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Because my dad's Chinese-American, and they're very concrete, he said, 'The

Because my dad's Chinese-American, and they're very concrete, he said, 'There's no money to be made in literature.' So he told me to go into the sciences. And I was a good girl. And I did what Daddy said. And that's how I ended up being a doctor. But you
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My mother was a very wonderful woman. When she and my dad divorced, she mov

My mother was a very wonderful woman. When she and my dad divorced, she moved to California and worked two jobs in the cannery at night and as a waitress during the day. But she saved enough money to establish a restaurant.
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