A memoir of money. “Do you think I’m made of money?” my dad asked me when I was 10, desperately wanting him to buy me a new tabletop pinball machine with flashing lights,
automatic scoring, flippers that lit up, and steel balls. In my mind, this was
high stakes, a make-or-break moment for my summer vacation. My happiness
depended on his making this cool, big-kid purchase. “I’m not getting that today,
but save your allowance and let’s see where we are at Christmas.”
What My Dad Taught Me About Money was published on Caring.com for Father’s Day 2014.