January 29 2008 by Ellen Roseman
Do you wish someone had told you how to manage your money before you made costly mistakes? Could the right advice have saved you from a lifetime of trial and error?
I want to hear the financial wisdom you’ve picked up along the way that you think would help young people. This is in preparation for a course I’ll be teaching at George Brown College later this month and again in May. The target audience is in the 20-to-35-year age range, struggling to get an education, graduate with as little debt as possible, get a foothold in the job market, settle down with a life partner and pay for big purchases like cars and homes.
So, tell me the things your parents or teachers never taught you as you grew into adulthood and started taking control of your money — or letting your money control you.