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Financial Literacy - Budgeting
Even famous folks budget
Celebs share what they learned about budgeting back when money was hard to come by.
 The simple art of budgeting
Dave Barry
Eric Bogosian
Alice Cooper
Judge Alex Ferrer
Al Franken
Jeff Greenfield
Carl Hiaasen
Meg Tilly
Celebrity Q&A
Who: Dave Barry
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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-- Posted: Jan. 31, 2007
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