As far back as I can remember, growing up in New York City, my parents have been teaching me how to save money and stretch your money to ensure that there was a budget to do the things that we loved. I will never forget the first time that I was out to dinner with my parents as a young child and my mom pulled a huge book out of her purse. The book weighed about 3lbs and was called the “Entertainment” book. This book was full of coupons and deals for dining, theater, services, and more, and she did not leave home without it. Coupons and deals were not the only money-saving tip that my parents shared with me, and over the years I have learned so much from them about how to budget wisely and make your money work for you.
LESSONS I LEARNED FROM MY PARENTS:
• Everything is negotiable
• Never pay retail prices
• Hard work pays off
• Always save for a rainy day
• Your credit score matters…ALOT!
When I was fifteen years old my mother handed me the newspaper and said: “it’s time to get a job”. One week later, I found work as a busboy at a local restaurant and I ended up working there for ten years. Today, I am living in Queens and working as an Attorney. In my free time, I am hunting deals and incorporating the knowledge that I have learned from generations of deal hunters. Now I get to share these deals and tricks that I have learned with you. I will be writing blogs and sharing videos that share my secrets on how to save money, stretch your money, and even make extra money. Stay tuned and you will see that…
IT’S NOT ABOUT THE MONEY YOU MAKE BUT THE MONEY YOU KEEP!
By Ian Oliveros-Nikol