Ten steps to financial freedom: Make your child a millionaire

The Motley Fool

Make Your Child A Millionaire

Investing for your children - the eventual totals!
Investing for your children - the eventual totals!

One of the best things you can do for your kids is to show them how money works: how to make money, how to manage it, and how to make it work for them. The best way to do this is to invest for them while they are young, slowly building a solid financial foundation for them to stand on. A lot of people are quick to dismiss this as indulgent behaviour guaranteed to turn out spoilt-rotten sponges, but we urge you to think a little more broadly.

Making your child a millionaire is about ensuring your child is able to enter adulthood without serious financial worries, and with the advantages money can buy, and the kind of financial sense - instilled in them by you - that ensures a healthy relationship with their pennies and pounds for a long time to come. Granted, with inflation and without guaranteed rates of growth, you may not reach a million pounds by the time your children become adults. No matter - by then, they'll be finance-savvy savers and investors themselves, building on the foundation you began.