I asked you to share the worst advice your parents gave you about money for a chance to win “How to be Richer, Smarter, and Better-Looking than Your Parents“ by Zac Bissonnette and you delivered. We received more than 35 responses! I wasn’t surprised that may said their parents never spoke to them about money. Remember the study I shared awhile back stating parents are terrible financial role models? The second most common answer had to do with credit card use. The winner’s name is announced below!
It was hard deciding who needed to read Bissonnette’s book, but I finally settled on the three comments that outraged me the most. The winner is Jasmine! She wrote:
I didn’t get much advice from my parents about money but I just saw how they interacted with it and it was not healthy. For example, I watched my mom depend on my dad for money and when they separated and later got divorced, my mom was not financially stable. She is still recovering from it almost 10 years later.
Jasmine, I hope this book contributes to your financial education so you don’t have to rely on anyone else.
The second runner up is Cheryl Hotten. She wrote:
My mother told me to marry a man who had a good job, lol, got to be the worst advice ever.
Smiley is the third runner. Smiley wrote:
The worst advice was to “just keep my money in a (low interest) savings account — nowhere else. It’s safe there!”
If the winner doesn’t respond within 48 hours, the book goes to the first runner up, and so on. Please email me with your shipping address.
Thanks to everyone that participated. If you’d like to read the book, you can order the book on Amazon for $11.56.