When we talk about personal finance, for many it's simply adult business, and children and teenagers are kept out of it, but is this right? Do you have to wait until you're an adult to get into the world of finance? It is a fairly widespread belief, and therefore becomes the norm.
But, the truth is that it would be better to start learning about this important aspect of our lives from an early age.
Children have the possibility to learn quite fast, it's good to teach them that things are achieved with effort, that they must be earned. Don't you think so?
Well, I'm not talking about sitting a 3-year-old down and starting to teach economics and finance, or instead of them watching some cartoon sitting them down to watch a Robert Kiyosaki video, I'm not talking about that, of course.
But there are options, according to each age, that would allow them to awaken that idea that money really does have a certain importance in our adult lives, and that do not go through what many of us have gone through, that already with some advanced years and having experiences, many times traumatic, is that we realize that we must educate ourselves about it.
I must emphasize at this point that I am not a father, not yet, but I am an uncle, and my youngest nephew, especially he has many things that make me think that he already has a great notion of the importance of money in our lives and how to take care of it. He likes to save, he can do the math pretty good.
She helps my sister sometimes in her business and checks the bills very well to see if they are fake or not, since putting in fake bills is a very frequent habit here in Bogotá, unfortunately. He also aims to raise a certain amount of money to buy something he wants, and he does, so if possible, they will learn the basics as children.
Things like those I just said about my nephew make him think that in the future his reality will be different, already taking into account from an early age that money has its importance, it has its game and we have to learn it.
You might not agree with me that financial education should start at an early age, and I could accept that, however, you could hardly tell me that you would have liked to know about cryptocurrency from the first moment that Bitcoin came out, there were those who took advantage of that moment even though they were very young, but they were able to do so because in a way they had learned that digital or tangible money had its importance.
But it's never too late to learn...
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