Reality and game shows are a big thing on television, so I thought I would identify some money games I have seen people play. I don’t suggest any of them, but see if you recognize any of them. Let’s Make a Deal – A salesperson, store, spouse, child or other person offers a favor or deal in exchange for something – usually money. You have to choose between the “deal” or keeping the money. The decisions are always tougher when they are your kids or grandchildren.
A recent Consumer Reports survey reveals that about 14 percent of households were providing some kind of support for an adult -- that includes a parent, sibling, children, grandchildren or anyone you might know who is down on their luck. The article pointed out the need to decide how to deal with these situations without blowing up your own financial future, including your retirement.
I received an email from a reader I would like to share with you all. In a recent article, you discussed raising cost-conscious teenagers. I think it has to start before that. My parents never had a financial plan, They lived paycheck to paycheck. I never had any money from my parents to spend on anything. I learned from an early age that if I wanted something, I had to work for it. By the time I was nine years old, I was earning my own spending money.
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