When it comes to money, ‘normal’ is defined in whatever way is ‘normal’ for the individual. One person felt that it was normal to save up and work hard for every penny. He felt that money should be used for important things and saved for the fun things. As a result his family was able to travel and do more fun things because they saved for it.
The next normal is one where a person grew up using money as soon as it was earned. There was no saving because it was spent instantly. He continued this into adulthood and fell into debt. To him this was normal.
It seems depending on how a person grows up, impacts how they spend money. The way they grow up defines their ‘normal’. These two individuals in the article grew up differently, but to them, they are living as normal as possible.
See the full article at: http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelkay/2016/01/26/setting-your-money-normal/