Best advice from Mom: “Save as much money as possible, you are bound to get screwed over royally at some point.”
Best advice from Oldest brother (no dad around): “Realize that one day you will die. When you realize that, find your greatest fear, confront it, beat it, and know that nothing can ever be as horrible if you already conquered the worst.”
Worst advice from Mom: “Put all your saved money in a CD for at least a year.” Great. So when that moment comes when I am screwed over, I have no way to access that money w/o losing a fat chunk of it.
Worst advice from Oldest brother: “Marry a prostitute. Not only will she be experienced, but she will be a keeper if you show her some affection and respect.”