Nine parents reveal the money habits they refuse to pass on to their kids

Business Insider •
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From when to say “please” and “thank you” to how to drive a car, we learn a lot from our parents.  Oftentimes, that includes picking up on their money habits as well.  And while some of that financial wisdom consists of worthwhile advice that we’ll turn around and pass along to our own kids, other habits are better off forgotten. 

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How to provide financial help to aging parents

Sandra Block, Senior Editor, and <i>Kiplinger's Personal Finance</i> •
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generations

Mark Kress, 59, of Sterling, Va., first realized his 88-year-old father, Willard, needed help after he saw some bills with past-due balances stacked on his father’s kitchen table. That was completely out of character for Willard, who had a successful career as a certified public accountant. Initially, Willard didn’t believe he needed help. For most

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