About Marie (Staff Writer)

Marie at Family Money Values wants to help families understand the potential consequences of wealth. She encourages visitors to take the long view and pull all family generations together to nourish the family legacy and wealth.

Should YOU Buy a Boat?

Although we live in the Midwest US, every weekend (and weekday during summer months) we see folks in their pickups hauling boats on trailers. There are boat shows, boats at Cabella’s, boat manufacturers and lots of people whose main recreation is ‘going to the lake’. My growing up family were definitely land lubbers. We didn’t own … … Continue reading

Make your child’s allowance an allocation not an entitlement

The divide between those parents who feel an allowance is beneficial and teaches money management and those who feel it just creates a sense of entitlement is huge. The debate has raged for years and the end is not in sight. My view is that an allowance can be a chance to teach budgeting, opportunity costs … … Continue reading