The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money

The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money

by Ron Lieber

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ISBN-13: 9780062247025
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/23/2016
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 38,104
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Ron Lieber is the "Your Money" columnist for The New York Times. Before joining The Times in 2008, he wrote The Wall Street Journal's "Green Thumb" personal finance column, was part of the start-up team at the paper's "Personal Journal" section, and worked at Fortune and Fast Company magazines. He is the author or coauthor of three books, including The New York Times bestseller Taking Time Off. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, fellow New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor, and their daughter.

Table of Contents

Author's Note xi

1 Why We Need to Talk About Money 1

The responsibilities we never faced at their age and the power of real conversations

2 How to Start the Money Conversations 15

Curiosity, lies, and the single best reply to every hard question about money (and sex and drugs)

3 The Allowance Debates 45

Three jars, unpaid chores, and a whole lot of patience

4 The Smartest Ways for Kids to Spend 71

The hours-of-fun-per-dollar test, Grandma Dana's shopping ritual, and the importance of record-store pit stops

5 Are We Raising Materialistic Kids? 89

The tooth fairy, the travel-team dilemma, and the making of a more modest school

6 How to Talk About Giving 117

Narrating your way through gifts of $1, $1,000, and $1 million

7 Why Kids Should Work 147

Lessons from farm work, mandatory tuition payments, and a unified theory of tin can redemption

8 The Luckiest 169

Instilling gratitude, grace, and perspective in our sons and daughters

9 How Much Is Enough? 199

All about trade-offs

Acknowledgments 209

Notes 215

Bibliography 223

Index 231

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ThinksnowLS More than 1 year ago
Heard the buzz about the book, have followed the authors articles for years. Wanted to know what I did right or wrong. Always something to learn. Using the information on my grand kids,where I can. Sending a copy to my sons. So simple, so smart. Why didn't I think of it.. Lieber great read.