Only 17 states require your child to learn how to determine which investment pays the highest return on their money. Most think it is a savings account. This could be one reason most of us are going to be broke in retirement and the amount of credit card debt has doubled to over $8,000 per household. Children are moving back home after racking up huge student loan debts. Most parents have no clue about the fundamentals of personal finance—investing, interest rates, compound interest, why the rich get richer, and avoiding debt by creating your own ‘bank’ of tax-FREE accounts. Unbiased advice is easily available. For instance, if I loaned $250 a month to big companies we use every day, over time, with interest on my money left with them, would grow to be $63,000 in 10 years, $245,000 in 20 years, and $790,000 in 30 years. The Miracle of Compounding: I loaned them $90,000 ($3,000 X 30 yrs) and now I have $790,000. If I use a tax-FREE account, the amount is not taxed—now or later. I learned from John Bogle that you give up 63% of your total potential nest egg if you pay someone 2% a year to handle your money. Warren Buffett’s advice is so simple, anyone can follow it.
Explain the ‘facts of life’: https://www.amazon.com/Give-your-child-leg-manage/dp/1096505355/’