Help your Grandchildren learn about money
Sometimes seniors need to help their grand children to learn about how to handle money and how important money can be. Seniors should therefore be open to their grandchildren when it comes to talking about money. Why should you teach your grandchildren financial issues and anything they need to know about finances? There are a number of reasons why it is very important for you seniors who have retired at the age of 65 and above to tech your grandchildren about money. In this article, we will have a look at why it is very important to be able to influence your grandchildren as far as money issues is concerned.
Teaching them is imparting financial knowledge
Considering that grandchildren are those individuals who we find ourselves living with after retirement, it is very important to help them learn about money at a very early stage. There are a number of reasons why they need to learn about handling finances. One of the reasons why grandchildren should be able to learn from us how to handle money or finances is that once our cognitive abilities deteriorates, they will be the ones in charge of helping us manage our financial transactions. This is possible because grandchildren are quick learners, they don’t easily forget and they always follow instructions given by their grandparents.
Grandchildren play a great financial management in future
In most case, seniors may consider grandchildren as their beneficiaries or heirs to what they own. With that idea in mind, seniors should feel free to teach their children matters related to finances so that when they are gone, they will have someone who will take charge of managing finances long after the seniors have departed. Leaving the world knowing that there is a grandchild somewhere who is will to take care of your finances is more satisfying that anything else.
Grand children are our right hand persons
You will agree with me that most of the times, seniors may not be in close proximity with their elder children and the only persons they can be close to is grandchildren. Grandchildren are helpers, small advisors and general right hand person. With that idea in mind, they are always available whenever we need to read our bills bank messages and other statement. Considering that they will eventually be our right hand persons, it is very crucial to make sure that we teach them financial matters.