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BOOK REVIEW: THE OPPOSITE OF SPOILED

Michael K Personal Development 2 Comments

If you’re looking for tips on personal finance, there’s plenty of advice out there to find.

 

If you want to hear opinions on the best ways to raise your kids, the world is full of know-it-all’s who’d love to tell you how!

 

But, with everything it takes to achieve success in both of these areas, finding someone who can address both issues in a practical, meaningful way can at times feel like a daunting challenge. 

 

In his latest book, “The Opposite of Spoiled,” New York Times money columnist Ron Lieber gives his own take, based on his conversations with real-life parents, on how you as a parent can successfully navigate both of these important areas and raise your kids up to be fiscally responsible.

 

In a culture where kids are facing a world characterized by lower household incomes, rising healthcare costs, media promotion of brand name products, and person-to-person comparisons fueled by the rise of social media, conversations with our kids about money are needed now more than ever.

 

On topics ranging from allowances to the tooth fairy to whom and how you should give back, Lieber provides strategies that he says will help parents to nurture kids who are “grounded, generous, and smart about money.”

 

As a new dad, I’m interested in learning as much as I can in order to help my baby daughter one day manage her money well, even if right now it’s still to early for her to even count.

 

When she finally does begin asking questions about money, toys, and the many other questions she’s bound to have for me, this book will help me to start those important conversations with her, and it will help you to do the same with your own family too. 

 

 

 

Michael KBOOK REVIEW: THE OPPOSITE OF SPOILED

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