Feb 8, 2017
Beth Kobliner is a celebrity in my nerd world: One of the
first journalists covering personal finances for the masses
for 30 years, Kobliner wrote the New York Times
bestseller, Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance In Your
Twenties and Thirties that changed the way that we think
and deal with our finances. In 2014, she was appointed by President
Obama to the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability
for Young Americans.
Fast forward to today, and Kobliner's Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If
You're Not), is out on Amazon and in your local
In this interview, Beth Kobliner and I talk
- Why 'why genius' is not a sales gimmick — master a few basic
money habits and skills and you will beat out the vast majority of
- Why you should not tell your kids your salary.
- Allowance? Doesn't matter! Studies show conflicting evidence as
to whether this helps or hurts kids. Do what you want!
- Chores? YES!
- Top mistakes parents make when it comes to paying — and
applying for — their kids' college.
- How Kobliner's parents thrifty ways shaped her financial
- Can you really teach a preschooler how to save and budget
(spoiler alert: YES!).
- How to let your college grad move back home without promoting
co-dependence or entitlement, and save the relationship with