Each time I come home, I reflect on how fortunate I am to have parents who love me, my husband and my son, and how thankful I am for their persistence in teaching me so many life lessons. My parents never sat down and talked to us about money (other than to tell me to stop lending money to my siblings if I wasn't going to keep track of IOU notes), but as they say, "more is caught than taught." My parents taught me a ton about money, without "teaching" a single lesson.
My parents aren't what you would call big frugalers, but, in my opinion, they are great with money. I aspire to their level of financial peace, their generosity, and their willingness to take finances so lightly that its almost a source of humor to them. They are both thoughtful and decisive when it comes to earning, saving and spending money, but they don't clutch their fists around their decisions and plans. They can do this because they've built up some awesome systems, including my dad's patented value menu approach to spending. It is alternatively called, "Why my parents have way better stuff now than when we were kids."