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Library JournalIn this lead title from Revell, Hunt, (Debt-Proof Living, 7 Money Rules for Life ) who lived through her own self-inflicted financial crisis, shares with readers how to raise kids with rich financial literacy and a debt-free lifestyle, sans a sense of entitlement. She outlines how to put children on a salary at the age of ten, arguing that as long as funds-on-demand are parental, there is no limit and no apparent end to resources. Depending on their age, kids are then responsible for their budget spanning over a month, be it for video games, hot lunches at school, or gifts for birthday parties. Some might find her “citations” and “no loans” system a bit rigid, but her school of hard knocks is sure to teach valuable and long-lasting lessons. Mid-text she delves into the slimy details of the advertising industry and this gets boring, but her sharp and clever style is all-around pleasing—”A bank credit card is available to most anyone who has two things: an ID and a pulse.”
VERDICT While the first few months on Hunt’s financial plan might feel like sailing on choppy waters, diligent parents will avoid the long-term toxic blend of entitlement and consumer debt, never mind the epic battles and macro-drama as a result of needing the latest
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