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I am still working on my CDF’s but I did listen to the week 3 content and found it very interesting. My parents come from the time of the great depression where there was little money and you ate everything on your plate, and you shut the lights off when you left a room and you didn’t stand there with the refrigerator door open too long and you didn’t waste water by running it too long. So of course that is how I grew up which now I look back and think that wasn’t such a bad thing to learn because now a days kids don’t know the value of money or the simple things that we take for granted that we should be more conservative on. I was never taught about money as a kid and I was never encouraged to go to college or be anything. I met my husband when I was young and all I wanted to do was get married and start a family and that is what I did and I don’t regret it at all. When I was a teenager the local newspaper had an article called “Todays Teen” and they did it on me for my art project and they had asked me what I wanted to do when I grew up and I said ” be a good wife and mother” and I meant it! I had some family members make fun of me for that and it made me feel bad at the time. But if you were to ask me that question again today I would say the same thing. I feel my best when I can take care of my family and keep everything running smoothly. I know there must be a CDF in that somewhere but I haven’t figured that out yet. I know balance is a CDF because I wish I could work part time so I could have time to do everything I like to do but I don’t feel worthy of that. I feel like I should have to contribute to the financial needs of the household too.