Saturday, June 4, 2016

Paint The Right Money Picture For Your Kids

Today’s fantastic family finance article is:

Paint Brushes

A New York Times article profiles Jack’s mom.

The author paints a picture of pomp: the latest Prada, outsized platform shoes, and a “Givenchy Antigona black leather tote, whose oversize zipper teeth made it look like a document shredder for money.”

When asked to characterize his Mom, 7 year old Jack offers: “She buys us stuff. And she talks on the phone a lot.”

See the connection?

How would an author paint your picture?

How would your child describe you in two offhand sentences?

Do you think the external perceptions would align with your internal money values?

Make sure you’re painting the right money picture for your kids today, or you’ll cringe at the picture others paint tomorrow.

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