05/11/2012 03:18 pm ET Updated May 11, 2012

Mother's Day: What My Mom Taught Me About Money [PHOTOS]

Chances are you learned some of your first money lessons from mom.

Arianna Huffington, president and editor in chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, told us that when it came to money and finance, her mom operated like the government does.

"My mother was one of the original deficit financers," she said. "She made ends meet by borrowing or by selling her possessions."

HuffPoster Alex Simons didn't spend his allowance money at the candy store.

"My mom actually came up with a great system," HuffPoster Alex Simons told us. "Save your $5.00 bills in an envelope and use that as an additional savings fund."

Perhaps you didn't realize it then, but that time when your mom convinced you to clean your room in exchange for some extended TV time was really your first lesson in bartering goods and services.

Your mom was likely your first shopping buddy. She may have taken you to your first flea market and showed you how to haggle. Or perhaps she brought you to your first midnight Black Friday bonanza and taught you how to find the best deals.

What did your mom teach you about money?

We asked HuffPost staffers and readers to tell us their most memorable money lesson from mom. Here they are:



Money Lessons From Mom