Whether it is down to nature or nurture, girls generally tend to have stronger literary skills and boys, numeracy. That in itself is a separate debate for another day. Today, high on the agenda is boosting financial literacy among girls at an early age. Early meaning before they take their first mortgage after 30 odd years. Early meaning before they embark on entrepreneurship after years of unhappy, unproductive 9 to 5’s.
Early means handing them a copy of Rich Dad Poor Dad as soon as they can read on their own. This book was published in 1997 but it never gets old. The author, Robert Kiyosaki pens the lessons he learnt or didn’t learn from his two dads. His real father and the father of his best friend, his rich dad, an advocate of financial independence and literacy.
As a MOCCA Mum reading this book you may easily drift away into thoughts of your own childhood – what your parents did or did not do. With a little effort we need to ask ourselves instead – Am I the Rich Mom or Poor Mom?