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This blog will help parents and young adults understand their relationship with money and learn how to be financially free. This blog has nothing to do with accumulating wealth, but everything to do with helping young adults understand the value of money.

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Dad, What Does It Mean To Be A Money Role Model? (part 1)

I recently came across an article that argued  – quite convincingly – that parents are poor financial role models for their kids. Here is a quote from the article:

“Most parents (77%) say they are not always honest with their kids about money; 15% lie weekly. Half are willing to discuss saving and spending issues but almost no one talks about tougher concepts like inflation (19%), investing (16%), diversification (11%), and asset allocation (8%). A third avoid talking about the family’s finances altogether.“

Lets break that down, piece by piece.

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