Cheapskate Wisdom from … Gary Hart (About His Childhood in Kansas)

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“Everyone worked, in my case starting at the age of eleven. (I don’t think there were child labor laws then.) We didn’t spend money we didn’t have. There were no credit cards. And my parents would have been embarrassed to go to the bank and ask for a loan to buy more gadgets. The Depression taught them, and they taught me, don’t go into debt.”

Read more at Hart’s blog.