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What happened with us as we bought a house.
We thought we're gonna fix that up.
And we decided that that was -- network in that house so we put on the market and the market just it was it was 2008 and the market was just going.
Downward and there was almost no bottom to it and in the meantime we were lucky enough to be able to buy another house into which -- moved.
And that other house the first house sat on the market -- Almost a year now and at one point we finally you know what if we slice the price.
And so see what happens and when in a week we had sold the house and the beautiful part was -- -- take that money.
And buy something at the bottom of the market somewhere else and so it worked out.
-- a nice way but it was it felt like we're sacrificing at the time but it didn't end up working -- -- sit.
The kids down I mean one thing I think parents have difficulty doing is saying this is how much -- -- so much mom makes we we don't talk about her income.
And I've heard people say you really need to talk about your income kids explain -- -- you don't share that information but talk about -- -- budgeting.
And a decision to cut your losses when you because -- did you do.
Actually we did I don't know that we talked about specific raw numbers but they had a general idea.
Our kids are now teenagers there are a couple of years younger but they are aware of of what the house is on the market for and we.
When we drive around we always use -- time.
As as discussion time impeachable time so we drive by the house and say that's how much that sold for and that's how much that sold for so they had to.
A good sense of what was going on and the same thing not.
Not specifically on income -- -- general idea and on income and and what things cost and we're always talking about.
How much this vacations gonna cost or how much something else Scott -- why we're not going to do something because of the cost of that and so they have some sort of an idea out.
How you start how you make decisions based on what you have.
Coming and they know what I'm -- have credit -- certainly if hodgepodge you know of credit cuts to is that we piled those up -- no pay.
And when those those command they get paid anarchy we talk to our kids about what the -- -- the credit card.
And and and cash -- is.
And our debit card instantly understand the differences between those things and they understand that we don't like debt on credit if you don't have the money for you don't buy it.
A -- -- explosion march 27 1970 life magazine.
And his magazine.
Articles that cover page of -- for -- evident to -- life.
He's the guy holding its artist rendering of a man holding a BankAmerica.
And talks about coming -- -- -- -- predicts many things that we have now live through but it talks about as how will people ever do this it's ridiculous.
He's in a credit cards to pay for laundering groceries and that the world we live in today.
But it also talked about the problem with credit and that people viewed credit in 1910 it is sinful so that's what the card companies called charge -- It was it was that was considered -- I want to ask you real quick you also talk about integrity.
And that's under discussion that you know people I think sometimes use the words honor and integrity and others ground others -- their eyes.
You wrote in that the section on this issue.
Take the opportunity to hear the rationale and reason being presented to you but ultimately listen intently to your conscience.
-- come up of that idea.
I think it's it's it's a -- points.
It it's your moral content compass it's what has to guide tube through all your decisions -- behaviors for your life if you grow up -- the younger you can teach.
To follow that and and build good things -- that the better off you are -- decisions from childhood all the way through life.
You guys have played them refrigerated cold you know these things that that the rules.
You know and and so injuries sort of adapted some of these things -- -- -- -- so we -- some of her rules and she's always said over and over again kids one of them had to do with character.
And integrity what JC watts.
And that's -- my favorite my favorite quotes is the JC watts says characters doing the right thing when no one's looking for an.
And if if that's something that that was almost the most important thing to teach the boys.
If you have to really a few people have said what's the -- You know most important value here if you're following -- -- community if you've got integrity and -- -- -- conference.
They'll carry you far here you'll you'll make the right decisions on credit.
And and -- -- -- not.
Getting sucked into the celebrity culture and knowing to stay in school and that's all part of integrity.
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