I’m a woman in my 40s living in Louisiana. I’m the eldest daughter from a poor family. Because we were poor, I couldn’t go to college. Instead, I had to work in a fish cake factory as a bookkeeping clerk for several years to earn money. However, I couldn’t save any money because I had to take care of my family. My father passed away early, so it was up to me to support my siblings.
My father was an alcoholic slacker, so to tell you the truth, I don’t miss him. My mother was just a homemaker with no skills; she depended on me a lot until my younger brothers became old enough. I assumed almost all of my family’s financial responsibility because we had no credit. Still, my younger brother just below me was the brainiac in our family, so he got accepted into college. Thus, I paid for his college tuition for four years. Of course, he helped out by working while studying.
Even when I was in my 20s, I couldn’t afford to buy even a hamburger because money was so tight. I could never think of dressing up like my friends. Fortunately, my younger brothers matured early and started working, so they lessened my burden a lot.
I was 27 then. People say habit makes a person. Since I had no habit of spending money on myself, when I was finally free from taking care of others, I didn’t know how to spend money on myself.For the first time, I decided to get a perm at a beauty shop. Previously, I could only afford to get a haircut. When I went to the beauty shop, even then, I usually just cut my…..Read Full Story Here………