Also, does this change with age and if so, what are those numbers (say at 30/40/50)?
It changes from several issues:
1. Your parents. I grew up in poverty. Food was scarce and Bro and I had malnutrition issues. As children we had no idea we were poor. We discovered it when we went to college on scholarships (our parents had no money to send us to college).
2. When I was in my 20s-30s money became important. I knew where every dollar went. If there was a penny in the parking lot, I picked it up. Clipped coupons, etc.
3. 40s - 50s ..I realized I could have made more money taking a different route. But I was happy that I made a lot more than my parents which was what I was accustomed to.
4. 60s and beyond.. I still retain some vestiges of my poverty. I have a hard time buying nice clothes or taking a vacation trip. But I buy expensive cuts of meat, I don't clip coupons and I don't pick up pennies, nickels or dimes.
I do pick up quarters.
This post was edited on 7/28 at 1:24 pm