How (and When) to Talk to You Kids About Money

Tuesday, December 6  •  7:00 – 9:00pm

When should you start talking about money with your kids? And how do you even begin? Here’s your chance to get tips from an expert on the basics — allowance, chores, clothes, phones, cars and college. Ron Lieber, the “Your Money” columnist for The New York Times and bestselling author of The Opposite of Spoiled Raising Kids, is here to in a funny  yet informative way.

opposite of spoiled wellbeing seriesHis overarching focus is on values. What we spend, how we save and where we give says a lot about who we are. And every question that our kids ask — from how much money we make to why we live where we live — is an opportunity to impress our values upon our children. His talk will walk parents through all of those conversations and explain when to have them and what to say.

Ron Lieber has been the “Your Money” columnist for The New York Times since 2008. Before coming to The Times, he wrote the “Green Thumb” personal finance column for The Wall Street Journal and was part of the start­up team at the paper’s Personal Journal section. His first book Taking Time Off: Inspiring Stories of Students Who Enjoyed Successful Breaks from College and How You Can Plan Your Own, co-authored with Colin Hall, was a New York Times bestseller in 1996. Ron lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with his wife and two daughters. The Opposite of Spoiled, published in February, 2015, was an instant New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller.

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."

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