Should We Start Investing on Our Children’s Behalf?
Nicole Dieker
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This happened to me. I don’t know if my parents or my grandparents started it, and it was less “buy five shares of stock and wait” and more “put a little bit of money in some mutual funds when possible throughout her childhood” but it’s enough money that I’m afraid to spend it because I can’t imagine a world in which I’ll be able to save it again. It’s basically my fuck off fund if I were to find myself in a shitty situation. I didn’t know about it until I was 21 and it was legally turned over to me but it’s made me much more comfortable with investing and managing my own portfolio now, especially in terms of understanding my 401k.

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