9 Money Lessons From My 90-Year-Old Grandpa Story

My grandparents have been a huge part of my life and continue to be. In fact, I learned a lot about money from them. Both grew up in poverty and were able to build a comfortable middle class life, the benefits of which I’ve enjoyed on my own journey.

Strive for Better, Not Best

Despite the incredible progress he made throughout his life, he acknowledges that there were always people who had more. Especially as he got older and was more exposed to the world outside his family and hometown, it was hard not to notice a discrepancy between his life and that of others.

This is an extension of the point above, but the second money tip from my 90-year-old grandpa is that hard work pays off. My grandpa came from the bottom and worked his way into a comfortable middle class life.

Hard Work Will Pay Off

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Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

I remember my grandpa telling me he wanted me to have it because it was a creed he had lived his life by and one that I was already using in mine. Whatever you do, persistence is the key to reaching your goals.

Want Change? Remove Those Holding You Back

Our family and friends are the ones we count on the most. Unfortunately, oftentimes those that should support us the most are actually the ones holding us back.

Our family and friends are the ones we count on the most. Unfortunately, oftentimes those that should support us the most are actually the ones holding us back.

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