Month: February 2019

An Infinite, Uncountable Wad of Money—That Always Returns to Zero

Growing up, our family was often strapped for cash, but my father always approached the situation with characteristic good humor, and I don’t remember feeling “poor”—at least not compared to some of the other kids in our neighborhood. I was fortunate that, for all of my parents’ ambivalence about money, they always made sure that […]

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Want to Give Your High Schoolers a Great Gift? Teach These Five Financial Skills

When it’s time for our cherubs to graduate from high school, we might start taking inventory of skills we’ve passed along for success: Look both ways before crossing the street? Please and thank you? Stranger danger? Laundry? As we’ve mentioned before, it’s essential to talk with your kids about money. But when our high schoolers […]

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