What was your biggest misconception about money when you were a child?
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The Social team posed this question on Twitter a while back after we debated it at MSE HQ. One of my colleagues used to believe that any price ending with 99p was cheap, and another thought ATMs were just magic free money machines.
What about you, Forumites? What was your biggest misconception about money when you were a child?
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He was doubtless mending something but I thought afterwards that someone was sitting in every ATM, posting the correct money through the slot!
My children get pocket money and told to save if they want something that costs more than they get in a week/month. I also give them opportunities to 'earn' money.
She told me that she was ok and was changing it in the bank for paper
I can remember thinking why do you want to swap all those coins for paper as metal is worth more than paper.