June 6, 2019

Financial Advice For My New Daughter by @morganhousel

I have not become a father but one highly respected person @morganhousel I follow on Twitter has just become one.

Here is his blog post.... awesome read like all his previous posts and worth reading several times over.

My wife and I welcomed a daughter into the world yesterday.

Her only job now is eating and sleeping. But, one day, when she needs financial advice, here’s what I’ll tell her.

It is easy to assume that wealth and poverty are caused by the choices we make, but it’s even easier to underestimate the role of chance in life.

Everyone’s life is a reflection of the experiences they’ve had and the people they’ve met, a lot of which are out of your control and driven by chance. Being born to different families, with different values, in different countries, in different generations, and the luck of who you happen to meet along the way plays a bigger role in outcomes than most people want to admit.

I want you to believe in the values and rewards of hard work. But realize that not all success is due to hard work, and not all poverty is due to laziness. Keep this in mind when judging people, including yourself.

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