As adults, we can hardly escape talk of money. It seems connected to so many of our daily decisions and future plans.
But what was your FIRST encounter with your own money? Do you have any memories of the first time you had money that was yours and you could choose how to spend it?
For most of us, I imagine it was probably pocket money. My earliest memory was getting what must have been the equivalent of about 50p (maybe less) and saving it so I could go to the supermarket with my mother to buy a small tin of sweets. I can still picture them in my mind - hard green jelly thimble shapes, tasting vaguely herbal and minty, covered in sugar. That tin was precious and to be savoured. And it was mine, bought with my own money.
I’m not sure that it taught me much about money, other than it could buy you great stuff so I wanted more, but it was a start.
Do you have any precious memory of getting pocket money, or maybe gifts from relatives, and what that meant to you?