Today is the first day of Giveaway May at Consumerism Commentary. Every weekday this month, I will be giving away a prize to a Consumerism Commentary reader. Keep reading this article to find out how you can win a $50 gift card from Amazon.com.
Yesterday, Kate Levinson appeared as a guest on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, speaking about the role of emotions when dealing with personal finances. The author of Emotional Currency: A Woman’s Guide to Building a Healthy Relationship with Money spoke of the importance of our earliest interactions with money. The first memory one has about money, perhaps a memory pertaining to one’s family’s interaction with finances, plays an important role in shaping the attitude towards and relationship one has with finances later in life.
I stretched my brain and I could not think of any specific formative memories that pertained directly to money. This is probably one of those aspects of my life that would only surface after multiple sessions with a psychologist. I do, however, remember that my father used to drive an old Datsun car. Having the latest and greatest car was not an option for us. As an adult, I know now that my parents did struggle with finances early on, but I never remember feeling that money caused stress at that time.
Today’s giveaway is simple. Here’s what you need to do to enter your name for a chance to win the $50 gift card:
- Leave a comment below before 10:00 pm Eastern Time today, May 2, 2011, with your earliest memory pertaining to money and how it might have affected your attitude towards money.
That’s it! Keep in mind that you must be eligible to win. Did you miss the deadline? If so, don’t worry; there will be more to win every weekday this month.
Update: It’s now past the deadline to enter this giveaway. Look for the next giveaway here.
Published or updated May 2, 2011.