This Fathers Day, I’m celebrating the financial lessons of the fathers in my life. My Grandpa, Dad & Hubby are all key figures in my financial journey. I’d like to encourage any dads reading this to share your financial wisdom with your daughters and granddaughters. They just may become a money nerd like me! Happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there!
Part of having kids is teaching them hard lessons about money. Sometimes parents find it tricky to teach things like deferred gratification, or making wise spending decisions, to their kids without lecturing them. Today I share the story about the role Harry Potter Wizard chess and Hoverballs played in helping my kids learn these lessons.
We’ve all seen the sad and sorry facts about how women earn less then men, live longer, and generally feel less competent at investing. The thing I’ve always liked about personal finance and investing is that your money doesn’t care about your gender. Today I’m taking a look at the fact that money is genderless, and celebrating the fact that when we invest our money to grow, it will do so regardless of our gender.
I remember sitting in my condo many years ago, creating an Excel spreadsheet of all my accounts. A few months later I was so excited to update it, convinced that riches would soon be mine. But no – I think it had gone up by a few hundred dollars. Then again a few months later …