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People Share Their ‘Young and Needed The Money’ Stories

TristaSeptember 30, 2021
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3. Living On A Farm

A Reddit user by the name of Grn_blt_primo said, “I grew up on a small hobby farm. One year, my dad decided that we were going to raise a few heads of sheep. To do so, I would need to fence off many acres of pasture for them. I spent two whole weeks pounding in posts and digging holes for corner posts. We ended up with five lambs. After they were butchered, a few months later, my dad decided we didn’t need sheep anymore. We never used that pasture for animals again. I was so angry after all the work I did to make that pasture a perfect place for animals.

“I guess my dad thought the animals were too much work. They then continued, “I enjoyed having the sheep, and at that age, I couldn’t understand why they were butchered. I would have enjoyed having more animals, but my dad wouldn’t let me even bring it up. It wasn’t until years later that he told me it was because it cost more money to buy and feed them than he thought it would and didn’t get a very good return on them when they were butchered.” Being around animals and working on a farm are good life lessons. This Reddit user never mentions how much he made, but it was a memory he will hold forever.

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2. Slimy Business

Mmmmaplesyrup420 says, “When I was in grade 4 or 5, I found the schoolyard had a lot of snails in it. So, I started collecting the snails. Other kids also wanted snails, so I started selling my snails for 10 cents for the smaller ones and 25 cents for the big ones. My business was booming, and it got to the point I was selling hundreds of these snails a day. I also purchased snails from other students to sell for profit. When I came home with about $300 in change, my parents wondered what was up, and the school said we couldn’t sell snails anymore.

“Being the little rebel I was, I still sold them without any adults finding out.” This Reddit User and the students at their school were obsessed with the snails in the schoolyard. It was a genius idea on their part to collect and sell these snails. It makes you wonder why children would be so excited about buying and selling snails? I wonder what these student’s parent’s thought when they saw all of that change coming out of their 4th grader’s pockets. It was probably a shock to see in person.

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1. Going To Extremes For Money

Reddit user Timhortons67 told an interesting story. “It’s a pretty simple and uneventful story. I was in A LOT of debt and needed some money. I couldn’t pay my credit cards off and was terrified of someone showing up at my door.” The story went on, “I hid in a family well with my possessions for days until I heard my creditors knock on my door. Thankfully, things eventually changed. “I eventually got out of this hole, but I don’t know what would have happened if I had met them that day. I’m not sure what would have happened, and I’m glad I never found out. Everything worked out a few months later, and I was able to start paying my bills again.”

This is a sad story. How much debt do you have to have to go to such extremes? Hiding in a family well with everything you own seems pretty extreme. We’re sure the creditors would have worked something out with this Reddit user, but again, we don’t know the circumstances. They start by saying it’s an uneventful story, but it seems pretty eventful to me. It’s nice to hear that everything worked out in the end, and this Reddit user was able to start paying off their debts and stop hiding in the well. 

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