6 Things My Ridiculous Parents Taught Me About Money

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In the past, we’ve talked about making a comeback like the Patriots did this year. Consistently we’ve pushed on our blog that in this world, you are the executive, head honcho, CEO, tribe leader, and Master Duke of your Kingdom! Today I am so proud of my friend Jack for inspiring us Dukes by living up to the “don’t talk about it, be about it” old saying. He dives into stories his parents taught him in the past, teaching us how not to be parents in the future!

Guest Post on J. Money’s Budgets Are Sexy

J. Money over at BudgetsAreSexy.com has been one of our favorite financial blog sites to read since beginning our own. The unique perspective, product reviews, and stories from our PF community help to really inform us all o the new possibilities. He shares his net worth and continues to be a positive motivator in the personal finance world. Today we ARE SUPER PUMPED to give his readers an additional story that will no doubt inspire them to do what it takes to achieve their financial goals.

People in your life and business matter

There have been questions for many of us when evaluating a new idea or potential business:

  • “Should we go into business with our friends?”
  • “Should we mix business and personal life together?”
  • “Why do businesses sometimes end friendships?”
  • “Is it worth losing a friendship over a business venture?”
  • “Wouldn’t it be better to keep all the earnings for my self?”

Let me be frank – if your friend likes to talk more than grind  – then DON’T do it. If your friend isn’t open to discussing new ideas or changing their mind on them – again, DON’T! Lastly, if your friend doesn’t share some of the same mindsets, goals, and passion about the partnership you plan on creating – then DON’T do it!!

On the other hand, if your potential business partner has more work ethic than you do, shares the mission for the business “why”, continually teaches you while learning, and believes in becoming a little wiser each day – then I can’t think of a better way to start a new idea then with someone you trust. Jack shows you exactly why I believe that starting this blog together was the right thing to do, whether we approach it as a hobby/passion or a full blown business down the road.

We both want each Duke to succeed in the money world and more! Telling others about the stories in your life that are deeply personal is tough, doing it anyway knowing it has the potential to spark a flame required to build your kingdom bonfire demonstrates the commitment Jack has to help others. I hope you all appreciate it as much as I do – it’s like Warren Buffet said: find a few heroes in your life (like a Ben Graham, or Charlie Munger) and learn as much as you can from them!

Without further ado – I present to you the Guest Post!!!

Guy sitting with jeans, black jacket, and helmet on a four wheeler parked on a dirt road.

6 Things My Ridiculous Parents Taught Me About Money

[Photo up top NOT of Jack’s dad – it comes courtesy of zachandlinz on Flickr]

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