Money woes: do not blame it on nature
Will nature continue to precede common sense when it comes to money matters?
Trying to build their sense of value for money at an early age, a few months ago I gave a piggy bank to each of my 6-year-old twins. The initial excitement was palpable as they realised that money is important and that they had a responsibility to keep it safe. As days went by, I noticed that one of them would diligently pick up coins and notes lying around the house and ask if he could put them in his money box. The other never did. After a few days, I finally asked him why he never picked up the change like his brother to put in his money box. “I forget," was the simple answer. To me it seemed more like the thought never occurred to him.