June 21, 2006

When parents pinch pennies

It may be a dollar or just a dime
But shouldn’t penny pinching be crime?
An Aussie kid just gleaned
How his piggy bank got cleaned
His mummy had been raiding it all the time!

Reuters 21/06/06: One in four Australian parents regularly "borrow" money from their children's piggy banks to pay for anything from bread to luxury holidays, a survey said Wednesday. Mums are more than twice as likely to raid their children's savings than dad, with 35 percent of mothers confessing to the crime compared with 16 percent of fathers. Read about it here

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