I have been across town in Lake Highlands with the grandchildren last week and this one. Son Wesley is still in Maryland, grandson-in-law Jonathan is coming home from Korea today, his mother Lynda is going back to Fairfax, Va., tomorrow, granddaughter Susan is working at the hospital, so Rita the nanny, baby Sydney and I are holding the fort.
How do children spend their evenings after school?
Many of them watch hours of television, delaying doing their homework until the last minute, if they get around to it at all. Others alleviate boredom by doing things they shouldn’t, such as getting into their parents’ liquor supply or wasting gas by cruising around in cars for long periods of time.
This past Sunday we celebrated Father’s Day. My father died 23 years ago, and he was never real big on the idea of a holiday called Father’s Day. I must say the apple did not fall far from the tree. We all know who stirs the domestic pot in most households — Mama.
Question: In your opinion, is it more important for a young person to first get established buying a house, good car, etc., then concentrate on saving more money later, or should I save what little I can now and risk prices going up?
Answer: In most financial matters, it’s a good idea to ask yourself, “What is the most valuable thing at stake here?” And, “Are there opportunities which I may miss, and which will not come around again?”