Chapter One: Children and Money: An Introduction
When our son was born, my wife and I needed a baby blanket for his crib. Our daughter, who was three and a half, had several old ones in her closet.
"What are you doing in my closet?" she demanded.
"Just getting one of these old blankets," my wife said.
"To give it to your new baby brother."
"I want it!" our daughter screamed.
"But, honey," I said, "you didn't even know that old blanket was there."
"I need it!"
"It's a baby
blanket. Don't you want to give it to a baby?"
"I want it!"
My wife and I...