The Best Way To Teach Kids About Money
The Wall Street Journal (New York, New York)
July 16, 2006
If you want to teach your children about money, forget the lectures -- and focus on telling stories.
The goal: to pass along your financial values by relaying family stories that illustrate the money lessons you think are most important.
Does this really work? It sure has in my family.
I have two older brothers and a younger sister. My brothers run a landscaping business together. My sister is a nurse. In many ways, we're quite different.
Yet we share a common trait: We are all incredibly careful about money. And we grew up hearing about the financial missteps of my maternal grandfather.
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