I've opened myself up a lot in this blog, and to be honest, I'm really enjoying the challenge. I'm getting a lot of positive feedback, and some negative, along with tough questions. I like that, and I hope it keeps coming. But is it low class, what I do, exposing all of my figures, from my midwife's rate, to tax rebates, to the cost of my flour?.
My Grammy, who is upper middle class and lives on Cape Cod (the arm of Massachusetts), gave my mother a gift one memorable Christmas. As my mother was opening it, Grammy said, "I was going to throw that away, but I thought of you." The gift had no monetary value to Grammy and she admitted it. She has been teased relentlessly about it since, but my mother loved the gift..
My aunt and uncle come to visit from England every summer, yard sale season. They found this Thomas the Tank Engine for $3. They said it was a risk getting it, but it is hands down, my son's favorite toy.
I will never stop bragging about my free wedding dress, hanging proudly on my entry wall..
We all love to brag about our good finds at yard sales, but I also love to brag about my low car insurance rate. Why? Because I have worked to get it. I shopped around, I kept my record clean and I found a deal. If I didn't think I handled money well, this would be a horrible premise for a blog.
I'm also passionate about money, not the actual dollar bills, but the concepts, hopes and dreams behind them. I come from a wealthy family and learned early and often that money does not satisfy. Yet, for some reason, the very people I learned this from thought that if they just got more, it would. Most people have not had the opportunity to witness this first hand as deeply as I have. So, if you take my word for it, I can save you a lot of grief. You probably don't need more than you have..
Even though you may think finances is a dorky passion, it is mine. (I also love art, and frequently combine the two.) Regardless of what the standard etiquette is, there is no way that openly pursuing your passions could ever be considered low class, not in my mind.