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Financial Literacy - Budgeting
SPOTLIGHT
Even famous folks budget
Celebs share what they learned about budgeting back when money was hard to come by.
 The simple art of budgeting
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 Celebrities:
Dave Barry
Eric Bogosian
Alice Cooper
Judge Alex Ferrer
Al Franken
Jeff Greenfield
Carl Hiaasen
Meg Tilly
Celebrity Q&A
Who: Dave Barry
Notable:
Humor columnist, author ("The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog")
Fame & Fortune Q&A:
Bankrate: Parents are typically our role models as money managers. What sorts of role model were yours?
Dave Barry: As I said, we didn't have much money. My dad was a Presbyterian minister, and my mom was a homemaker, and there were four of us kids. But my parents had the gift of not worrying about money, not letting the lack of it be a big deal. I know they were always pretty close to the edge financially, because after they died I saw all the accumulated financial records and correspondence. But we managed to be a pretty happy family doing simple things, and I don't recall feeling disadvantaged, except when I wanted a go-cart, and my dad had to explain that we couldn't afford one. So now I REALLY want a go-cart.
Lesson learned: 
Don't emphasize money if you don't have much; be happy.
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Successful? Share your story.
-- Posted: Jan. 31, 2007
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