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156 Past Due – Mother’s Day: My Mom the Money Maestro

by Derek Sisterhen on May 8, 2011


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Past Due: Radio 156 – Mother’s Day: My Mom the Money Maestro

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This is a special Mother’s Day edition of Past Due Radio! In an effort to honor the moms out there, I decided to honor my mother by sharing a few stories of how she taught me plenty about life and money during my childhood.

From the time when I couldn’t sleep through the night (there was a five foot tall banana in my closet that laughed at me…), and how she developed a reward system to help me stay in bed; to the amazing big boy bicycle I wanted at age nine and her response to how I could earn it (hint: I’m an incredible weed puller to this day); all the way to the car accident in my senior year of high school and how she helped me help myself in paying for the damages, my mother knew what she was doing.

Kids & Money Contest: I’m looking for stories of parents teaching their kids about managing money and understanding how money works. If you have a great story (humorous, big life lesson, etc) of what to do – even what not to do – please send it to with “Kids Money Content” in the subject line. Entries will be gathered for the next few weeks and the winner will receive Junior’s Adventures, the boxed set of money lessons for children by Dave Ramsey, and a copy of my book, Get Naked: Stripping Down to Money & Marriage.

If you have a specific question, I’d be happy to answer it and further cultivate the wisdom of the Past Due Radio masses. The experiences of our listener base provide plenty of insight we all can learn from; don’t hesitate to ask – I’m happy to help!

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  • Cindy Hadley

    Wow! It sure sounds like you love your mom! ;)

  • Jonathan White

    Enjoyed listening to the show Derek and I appreciate you sharing.
    It is such a blessing to have parents that are willing to teach you about money
    when you are young instead of having to figure it out on your own in your 20’s.           

  • Derek Sisterhen

    Thanks Jonathan – you’re absolutely right.  I didn’t realize the great job my parents did preparing me for life in the real world until I left home and started to see how others were living.  It’s a legacy-building opportunity for parents if they equip their children with financial know-how.

    Thanks for the comment!

  • Derek Sisterhen

    You’re right, Cindy – my mom is pretty special! :-)

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