Is anyone teaching kids about money? Times Have Changed. We aren’t living in our parents world anymore. We, as parents believe that our kids are learning everything that they need to learn when we send them to school to ensure a successful future…
…But are they being taught everything they need to know? What about Financial Education?
“Most people never study the subject. They go to work, get their paycheck, balance their check books, and that’s it. Then they wonder why they have money problems. They think that more money will solve the problem and don’t realize that it’s their lack of financial education that is the problem”.
Pretty alarming isn’t it? The above paragraph is an excerpt from the book ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’ by Robert Kiyosaki. If you want to do the best thing you can for their kids you owe it to yourself and your kids to read this book, because let’s face it – the American dream isn’t working anymore!
What I was always taught was to go to school and get a job. But isn’t that the way our parents were taught? The whole system never worked for me. I watched my parents struggle, my brothers and sister, my friends.
How many people do you know that went to college and are still struggling right now to make ends meet? How many do you know that have been through lay-offs and company shutdowns?
Actually at my last ‘JOB’ – working in manufacturing – I was making more than a lot of college graduates. But guess what? After 10 years the company downsized and began laying off, and I had nothing to show for it.
I am one of those statistics. The part that really upset me is the fact that they have control over your life, not you.
What do we do? We get up, go to work, pay the bills (if we have enough money), get further in debt. Get up and do it over again.
Do you think that what we have been taught all of our lives is working? I’m sorry but life should not be a constant financial struggle. It doesn’t have to be!
‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’ On Why We Should Be Teaching Kids About Money
Reading ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’ by Robert Kiyosaki really opened my eyes and made me realize that it wasn’t my fault that that I was uneducated in finances. I learned that what I’ve been taught all of my life was not helping me to build a solid, financial future. It also showed me how to educate myself and my children and grandchildren.
Rich Dad Poor Dad will:
- Explode the myth that you need to earn a high income to become rich
- Challenge the belief that your house is an asset
- Show parents why they can’t rely on the school system to teach their kids about money
- Define once and for all an asset and a liability
- Teach you what to teach your kids about money for their future financial success
Some Highlights From ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’
“Too often today, we focus on borrowing money to get the things we want instead of focusing on creating money. One is easier in the short term, but harder in the long term. It’s a bad habit that we as individuals, and as a nation, have gotten into. Remember, the easy road often becomes hard, and the hard road often becomes easy.”
“I believe that each of us has a financial genius within us. The problem is that our culture has educated us into believing that the love of money is the root of all evil. It has encouraged us to learn a profession so we can work for money, but failed to teach us how to have money work for us. It taught us not to worry about our financial future because our company of the government would take care of us when our working days are over. However, it is our children, educated in the same school system, who will end up paying for this absence of financial education. The message is still to work hard, earn money, and spend it, and when we run short, we can always borrow more.”
“One of the reasons the rich get richer, the poor get poorer, and the middle class struggles in debt is that the subject of money is taught at home, not in school. Most of us learn about money from our parents. So what can poor parents tell their child about money? They simply say, “Stay in school and study hard.” The child may graduate with excellent grades, but with a poor person’s financial programming and mindset.”
“Sadly, money is not taught in schools. Schools focus on scholastic and professional skills. but not on financial skills. This explains how smart bankers, doctors, and accountants who earned excellent grades may struggle financially all of their lives. our staggering national debt is due in large part to highly educated politician and government officials making financial decisions with little or no training in the subject of money.”
“The future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow.”
“The main reason people struggle financially is because they have spent years in school but learned nothing about money. The result is that people learn to work for money…but never learn to have money work for them.”
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