6 bad financial habits you’re passing on to your kids
U.S. News & World Report - 12/12/2014
Never comparison-shopping. Or, at least, never engaging your children in your search. Comparing products and prices is a good way to show kids how to think critically about what they’re buying, which will come in handy as they grow older and start shopping on their own.
“You should shop at home using the Internet seeking the lowest price and have your kids help you since they’re better at searching than you are,” says Harlan Platt, professor of finance at Northeastern University in Boston. He suggests talking beforehand about how much money the family can spend, which will engage the kids even more.