Being a single mom of four with 8 grandkid I have always be thifty, my best friend was tightwad gazzette before the computer, now it my companion. My kids never suffered from my thirfty scheming they thought I was a liitle strange when I'd slam on my brakes for some find on the curb, but they understood. I have found that so much can be saved and still have a good life that I've tried to pass it on to the kids. As a parent we always want them to have better than we did, we give and teach things that we have learned through trial and error. I wish that I had been taught while I was young how to save money, invest and still have pleasures in life, that I have been able to teach my kids and grandkids so it would have been natural instead of a constant struggle, Though learning has been an adventure the reward of the fellow traveler has been amazing. Its through friends like the ones with this site who have brought me this far and will take me to the end. Thank You.