By Byron Moore, posted February 3rd, 2014
The following column was published in The News Star on Saturday, Februrary 1, 2014.
Question: When we were growing up my father constantly reminded us to be responsible with money. But I always got the feeling with him it was about much more than being responsible. He seemed to get a lot of validation out of how much money we had, which I think went too far. As a result, I find myself shy about teaching my own kids financial responsibility for fear they’ll get the same message from me. Suggestions?
Answer: Most of the time we communicate our messages very clearly, despite what we say. Your father’s words said one thing, but his life said quite another, didn’t it?