Live Cheaply, Be Happy, Grow Wealthy

By Sharon Marchisello

Smashwords Edition

Copyright 2013 Sharon Marchisello

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Why Me?

When I told friends and colleagues I was writing a book on personal finance, I noticed a few raised eyebrows. My degrees and career were not in accounting, finance, or economics. I didn't even like math in school.

I don't claim to have all the answers. I can only share my experiences and hope you learn something from them. I grew up in a middle-class home, never starved, never felt terribly deprived, but neither did I have every luxury handed to me. The most important lesson I learned from my parents, children of the Great Depression, was a healthy respect for money, that it "doesn't grow on trees," as my mother was fond of saying. I married for love, not wealth, but fortunately my heart led me to someone who shared this same attitude about money.

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