February 4th, 2015
Episode 32 of 509 episodes
Happiness interview: Ron Lieber. Now, how do I know Ron Lieber? I can’t remember how I met him. For a long time, I’ve been a big fan of his work. He writes a thought-provoking, helpful personal-finance column, “Your Money,” for the New York Times, and also writes for the Motherlode blog there. Recently, he wrote a post that got a huge amount of buzz: Why you should tell your children how much you make. He has a new book that’s just hitting the shelves this week. The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money, which is an essential guidebook for any parents who want to talk sensibly with their children about money — and about good values related to money. This subject is very interesting and important, and I was particularly intrigued by the title, because I’ve often asked myself, what makes a person spoiled? I was very eager to hear what Ron had to say. Gretchen: You’ve done fascinating research. What’s the most significant thing you’ve concluded? Ron: That there’s an epidemic of silence around money in families, no matter how much they have and no matter where ...
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