who controls the past controls the future, who controls the present controls the past.
us born into a rapidly changing world. No longer can I simply say to my children,
"Go to school, get good grades, and look for a safe, secure job."
I knew I had to look for new ways to guide my children's education.
As a mother as well as an accountant, I have been concerned by the lack of
financial education our children receive in school. Many of today's youth have
credit cards before they leave high school, yet they have never had a course in
money or how to invest it, let alone understand how compound interest works on
credit cards. Simply put, without financial literacy and the knowledge of how
money works, they are not prepared to face the world that awaits them, a world
in which spending is emphasized over savings.
When my oldest son became hopelessly in debt with his credit cards as a
freshman in college, I not only helped him destroy the credit cards, but I also
went in search of a program that would help me educate my children on financial
One day last year, my husband called me from his office. "I have someone I
think you should meet," he said. "His name is Robert Kiyosaki. He's a
businessman and investor, and he is here applying for a patent on an educational
product. I think it's what you have been looking for."
By Robert T. Kiyosaki