I was inspired by the survey from this post to ask today’s Tell Us Tuesday question:
Do you think men and women are given different financial advice? Were you given different personal finance lessons than others you knew because of your gender? Do you teach your sons and daughters different things about money?
I want to answer no, and I’m pretty sure that I teach my kids the same things about money (as much as I can, accounting for their different ages). I think that my brother and I had a similar financial education, at least as far as our mom- our shared parent- was concerned, and any other differences came from being born ten years apart and living with different fathers. It’s hard to tell though.
I do know, that above all other things, I want all my kids to feel independent with and in control of their money, yet generous to others as well. I hope to be able to teach both my sons and my daughter about how to spend and save, and share, wisely and well.