Mother’s Day is the perfect time to celebrate what you love most about your mum! And here at Mozo, we love that mums are an endless source of wisdom.
Maybe your mum taught you to read, or how to do your laundry without shrinking something (ok, so we still haven’t quite mastered that one.) Or maybe, if you’re like the staff here at Mozo, your mum taught you how to set out a budget and buy the best value products at the grocery store.
In fact, we think one of the most important things you can learn from your mum is a bit of money-savvy. So for Mother’s Day this year, we asked some Mozo staffers for the best piece of money advice their mum ever gave to them, and here’s what they had to say…
Tom Watson, Content – The best money advice my mum gave me? Probably never to pay for anything you can do yourself. But, sometimes that backfired when she’d cut my hair.
Roisin Kelly-Goldsmith, Content – My mum always told me that you’ll never regret spending money on good shoes.
Donny Ha, Sales – My mum always said buy experiences, not things.
Kirsty Timsans, PR – Alright, so my mum is a relentless bargain shopper. She always told me to shop at the end of the season, so I’d wind up getting a winter coat, at the start of summer.
Alec Sharrat, Marketing – My mum told me not to buy anything that you can’t afford.
Steve Jovcevski, Property – The one thing my mum taught me very early on, was to buy property as early as you can. So I bought my first property at 23, I followed her advice, and haven’t looked back since. She also said to me that when you buy a property first it’s very hard, but as time goes on it gets a lot easier, and that was true as well. So, thank you mum.
Got your own piece of money advice passed down from your mum? Tell us in the comments!