Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives -#Family – Financial Lessons from my Father by Sharon Marchisello

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The second of the posts from the archives of financial expert Sharon Marchisello.  Last week Sharon introduced us to financial Lessons from her mother. This week it is the wisdom of her father that she shares.

Financial Lessons from my Father by Sharon Marchisello

My father is long gone, but the financial lessons he bestowed have never left me. As Fathers Day approaches, I reflect on those principles:

Get a good education so you can take care of yourself, just in case.

When I was growing up, the assumption was that if a girl even went to college, the purpose was to find a good husband to support her. But my father expected me to learn how to do something that would pay me enough money to live on. My father’s parents were divorced when he was young, and he watched his own mother struggle to make ends…

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