I received a great comment (and story) in response to my blog post yesterday about how successful having the money talk can be.
Here is what Ira wrote:
“Cute photo of you and the girls. I’m sorry that my parents weren’t able to teach me about saving because they weren’t able to save anything themselves. It was during the depression and they were both working to just put food on the table and pay the rent.
Through it all however, there was always love felt for me and my siblings. They also taught us to have a devout faith in God. Saving has then always been something I learned along the way.”
I know Ira personally. He is a dear friend. Even though he went through the Great Depression and his parents never talked with him about saving because they couldn’t, Ira is thriving. He has been married for 60 years, got great jobs along the way – and retired early . He is a living testimony that even through tough times, you can prevail.
Millennials – are you listening? It is not hopeless as many have been saying. You are not doomed to fail. With effort and perseverance, you can – and will – succeed!
And thank you, Ira, for sharing your story!