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Ron Lieber
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Speaker: Ron Lieber, "Your Money" columnist for the New York Times and author of "The Opposite of Spoiled," a guide to teaching kids about money and values
The Fenn School
516 Monument Street
Concord, MA
Free; $5 suggested donation at the door

What's the best way to handle allowance? What are you supposed to say when your child asks you how much money you make? Which kids need a smartphone or a car, if any? What should kids know about why and how we give money away? Ron Lieber's presentation addressed all of these practical questions and more but also drew straight lines between our conversations about money and how we teach and imprint our values, whether we know we're doing it or not.

Ron Lieber has been the "Your Money" columnist for The New York Times since 2008. Before coming to The Times, he wrote the "Green Thumb" personal finance column for The Wall Street Journal and was part of the start-up team at the paper's Personal Journal section. His first book "Taking Time Off: Inspiring Stories of Students Who Enjoyed Successful Breaks from College and How You Can Plan Your Own," co-authored with Colin Hall, was a New York Times bestseller in 1996. He also wrote "Upstart Start-Ups," a book for young entrepreneurs, and was the co-author of a guidebook to the best entry-level jobs in the United States. Ron graduated from Francis W. Parker in Chicago in 1989 and Amherst College in 1993. He lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with his wife and two daughters. "The Opposite of Spoiled," published in February, 2015, was an instant New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller.