Manners & Money Series

by Mike on March 7, 2010

I thought it would be fun to publish a mini-series called “Manners & Money”. This series will discuss situations in which manners, etiquette, or the social norm dictates our money decisions. Dave Ramsey, author of Total Money Makeover often says Normal is broke…I’d rather be weird. Easier said than done Mr. Ramsey! Too often, peer pressure and social acceptance cause us to do things with our money we would rather not do. Do you breach social protocol or stick you your financial game plan? Are your frugal ways socially acceptable? Do you care? Let’s discuss!

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1 Victorino March 15, 2010 at 8:03 am

Manners are very important in managing our money. Our skills and knowledge will help us facilitate our financial undertakings. However it’s still our principles and attitudes that will define our ways to achieve our budgeting goals.
.-= Victorino´s last blog ..Personal Finance tips #1: Stick to Your Financial Plan =-.

2 Forest March 8, 2010 at 5:54 am

I always tip where I feel it’s needed…. I wouldn’t do it but I like a part in “Steal This Book” where he talks about going into a buffet restaurant and finishing off other peoples left over food…. The bit that is especially funny about this tip for getting free food is that he urges you to leave a tip for the low paid staff.
.-= Forest´s last blog ..Now Insanity – Continuing The Workout At Home Trend =-.

3 PF Journey March 8, 2010 at 3:33 pm

That’s funny! It actually reminded me of an another tipping etiquette point I read. If you use a coupon or get some kind of discount….protocol dictates you tip based on what the price would have been without the discount. I just don’t like the fact that tips are determined by price and not quality of service anymore.

4 BibleDebt March 7, 2010 at 5:27 pm

My frugal ways are on the edge of being socially acceptable. I find it easier to spend when you are out of debt. Although I always like to find a good deal.

I really think that it won’t be weird to be out of debt. People are to smart to continue to let debt get the best of them. There is a reason banks have such tall and luxurious buildings.

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