Growing up, I didn't necessarily have one specific person I leaned on for financial advice. But I spent a lot of time watching how my own parents struggled, which taught me that I didn't want to do the same. Now, I actively pay attention to what I can and can't afford and how to set myself (and my future family) up for more financial success. What's one money lesson you've taken with you?
My mother. She always said make a trash small. Save your pennies, pick up a penny. Water down everything to make more including soup, spaghetti sauces, gravies. We made and popcorn and VHS tapes to entertain ourselves.
Always pay yourself 1st period try saving $50 a week by the end of the month you've got $200. If not weekly try bi-weekly.
Don't throw out old clothes just cut them up and make a blanket or throw.
Being thrifty doesn't mean being cheap. Because you always end up with more money in the end.