"When I was a kid, my mom worked at home as the bookkeeper for my father's neighborhood newspaper. I was probably 9 or 10 when she 'hired' me to do office tasks, like stuffing and stamping envelopes. She insisted on paying me minimum wage—far more than I earned baby-sitting. But my mom explained what minimum wage was and why my skills were worth it. That gave me my first sense of my own value. It also helped me learn to earn and save. Those lessons have stayed with me."
—M.P. Dunleavey, editor in chief, dailyworth.com