I love Newsweek. I disagree with it's slant and politics 96.7% of the time, but I still love it. Can't help myself. I regularly cancel my subscription in protest of their liberal bias--then see an intriguing cover story while waiting in the check-out line and re-subscribe.
The other day, I stumbled on a short gem of a piece that made all of my conflicting feelings worth it.
When I went to find the digital copy, I couldn't remember the title and therefore had to sift through dozens of bleak articles all related to money (or the lack thereof)--stories that may never have been written if more people were like the parents of Steve Tuttle.
I, for one, am going to start trying harder!
The Frugal Family Guide
Be like my mom and dad: buy stuff you can afford.
Published Mar 7, 2009
From the magazine issue dated Mar 16, 2009
Last summer I was at my parents' cabin in rural Virginia and I noticed a dead mouse in a rusty old trap. I tossed it in the trash. Later that day I told my dad about the mouse, and he asked, "Where's the trap?" I told him it looked as though it were falling apart, and I'd thrown it out with the mouse still attached. He looked at me as if I'd punched him in the face. My mom chimed in: "We've had that trap since we got married!" I wasn't sure she was joking, and they got married almost 50 years ago. I sheepishly dug it out of the garbage and loaded it up with cheese again. Now it's become one of those perennial things they bring up every time I go home: "Remember when Steve threw out the mousetrap, mouse and all!?" This is followed by shuddering and head shaking, as they silently wonder where it all went wrong....
To read the entire article, (it's pretty short) go here! You wont regret it!
Then come back and tell me what you thought of it!!!