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I was tagged by personal finance blogger ‘wooly woman’

for the meme “What ideas did you have, prior to being 10 years old, about money that turned out to be totally and amusingly wrong?” – the meme initiated by Mr. Cheap (who as you can imagine has a lot of things to say about money!)

Given that I make a living from coaching people about money, you’d think I’d have a vast repetoire of goofy experiences toOrange Juice draw from for this … but alas, absolutely the only thing I can recall is that I thought orange juice was really, really expensive and for “rich” people. I have no idea where I got that idea – my mom would be horrified. Possibly it’s connected to having grown up in Yellowknife, where oranges were as exotic as guava in my mind.

So, NetChickMiss 604, John – any bizarre beliefs you had about money, when you were kids?

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  1. Hahaha I had a bit of that too- there was the “rich” oj and the “poor” oj that we would have, but in hindsight I think my mom just bought whatever was on sale. So she would only buy the “expensive” Minute Maid orange juice if it was on sale, and probably told me once or twice we couldn’t afford it if it wasn’t on sale. So I thought we had more money when she did buy Minute Maid 🙂


    Nov 11, 2007
  2. That is funny! We always had OJ from concentrate, and the I didn’t have the stuff in a carton until I was an adult (Its *WAY* better!)


    Nov 14, 2007

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