A Pile Of Benjamin Franklins

We’ve always taught our kids to stay out of debt so when my son went to buy a car last weekend he brought a big stack of “Benjamin Franklins” ($100 bills for those not familiar with US currency).  The purpose was twofold: (1) paying cash and avoiding debt as I mentioned and (2) having a stack of bills to flash in the negotiations a la Dave Ramsey.  Once we determined the car was a good buy my son did his negotiating thing and a deal was struck.  While papers were being written up I spread the bills out and snapped some shots with my iPhone just for fun.

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6 responses

  1. The temptation to throw it up in the air and shower myself with money would have been too much for me. Nice shots.

    May 8, 2012 at 7:48 am

    • Yes — I had that thought too but resisted 🙂

      May 8, 2012 at 9:38 am

  2. Hooray for both you and your son! You for teaching and your son for listening!

    May 8, 2012 at 12:31 pm

  3. Great job teaching your son such responsibility! I would have had the same urge to throw the money up in the air and perhaps dance! 😀

    May 8, 2012 at 8:33 pm

  4. Thanks for the encouragement. It’s a good feeling to see our kids taking things to heart as they enter adulthood…

    May 9, 2012 at 9:35 pm

  5. I remember when I used to do that. Then I started buying bigger things — boats, land, houses — which required me to open up shop like the U.S. Government. lol

    May 17, 2012 at 7:17 pm

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