The Sydney Morning Herald: Childhood money moments matter most

Originally published: The Sydney Morning Herald, 20 February 2019

When it comes to financial resilience or wellness, is it a case of nature or nurture?

Do childhood money experiences shape how you cope with finances as an adult, or is it your personality traits that determine whether you’re a spender or a saver?

My father was an accountant and we were taught some money lessons growing up, including budgeting and credit, as we could sign ahead for our pocket money and then go without during those weeks for which we had gone into debt. We were taught to watch every dollar.

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