Maybe we do it too much, but I don’t think so. At least when you’re a young person, it’s such a vague construct that most people have no conception for how money works in the world.
We don’t talk about it. It’s a weird, debilitating habit of ours. Affluent families teach their kids the tricks of the trade. But most middle class and lower income families don’t have the same access to financial advising, executive coaching and accounting.
What if we just started talking about money more? Not as a dirty, lustful thing, but as something approachable and human.
When 17 year olds are aspiring to make $10/hour at the age of 25, it’s clear there’s a disconnect. No one is talking about money in a way that is resonating with young people that will help them make progress toward financial independence. Let’s start the conversation.