Financial advice from my six year old

Financial Advice

Sometimes you end up having fascinating insights into your children’s thinking. Lately, Master I has been pondering finance.

It all started when his Dad brought home a 2000 Indonesian Rupiah note. We were a bit mean. We lead him to believe (for a heartbeat) that he had received a $2,000 note. He now understands that it’s a different currency. He hasn’t quite grasped that it’s actually only worth 20 cents. Fantasies can be difficult things to quell. He has told me a few times “but it has 2,000 written on it. SOMEONE will think it’s worth a 2,000 and then I can buy quite a bit of lego.

“I don’t think so darling, and if you managed to convince someone, that’s called fraud and it’s illegal” Read more