I got my first job as a cashier at a grocery store when I was 15 years old.
I started at $6.50 an hour, with the idea I would work 12-15 hours a week.
It didn’t work out that way.
In reality, I worked closer to 20-25 hours a week. Thanks to my tendency to always say yes, I became the go-to person supervisors called when they needed a shift filled. I spent a lot of time at the store after school and on the weekend — and that was reflected on my biweekly pay cheque.
Back then, a $350 pay cheque was a lot of money. Oh, to be young again!
More than a decade later, I look at money very differently. This is not a bad thing; it’s just the result of getting older.
But while my thoughts on money have changed, I still hold onto some junk financial beliefs. Inspired entirely by Stephany’s excellent post (you should check it out), here are some of the garbage beliefs about money I still struggle with on the regular.