Author Ron Lieber discusses raising kids to be smart about finance

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Ron Lieber is the author of The Opposite of Spoiled, a book for parents on imprinting values, raise kids who are smart about money, and prepare the generation for an increasingly complex economic reality.

Ron Lieber has been the “Your Money” columnist for The New York Times since 2008, where his columns about student loans won the 2011 Loeb award, business journalism’s highest honor, in the personal finance category.

Before coming to The Times, he wrote the “Green Thumb” column for The Wall Street Journal’s Money & Investing section and was part of the start-up team at the paper’s Personal Journal section in 2002. He has also been on the staff of Fortune and Fast Company magazines.