A few months ago, I got an email from my friend Deb, who writes at San Diego Momma, asking me (and others) if I’d like to be considered for a writing project. T. Rowe Price, the financial services company, along with Disney, were launching a new website aimed at helping parents talk to their children about managing money. The site would include a page where “real parents share their childhood memories of jobs, money and lessons learned.”
I couldn’t throw my hat in fast enough. (A paying gig, no less.)
In the end, they chose stories from nine people – five bloggers among them. And now, finally, after months of hush hush, the website is live and I can tell you all about it. The link for the main page is here, T. Rowe Price Family Center, and to read all of our stories, you’ll want to click here or on the When I Was Your Age tab.
The other bloggers who participated are Deb, Melissa at Green Girl In Wisconsin, Darcy at Mommie Pie and Brian at PapaTV. I hope you’ll take a little time to read all of their stories. There are as many approaches to money and how to manage it as there are stories, and I felt honored to be included.
(The site doesn’t link our stories back to our blogs, though we hope they will change that.)
P.S. If all of that isn’t enough, you get to see pictures of us when we were kids. Where else can you see my 5th grade school picture and my real hair color?
I’d love to hear your stories, too. What was your first job?