I'm such an extremist when it comes to money.
During most of my life, I've totally prided myself in scrimping and saving to the extreme.
Throughout junior high, I actually lived on my one-dollar-a-week allowance. It was a challenge to keep to that dollar budget, but I prided myself on having a few pennies left at the end of the month. I know, it sounds over the top. But that's just how I am!
High school was a lot like junior high. I had a little more spending money, yet spent little of it. I prided myself in skipping fun stuff with friends so that I could stash the cash in my savings account.
I took those money habits to college. I kept …