What's Your Family's Money Story?

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photo by Granger Wootz/Getty Images

When you think about "inheritance," do you ever consider how your Family Money Story shapes the attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors you bring to your financial life? 

Our Family Money Story is the “original software” behind the attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors we bring to our financial life. For some of us, our Family Money Story is all too familiar. For others, it percolates under the surface, influencing our choices without our conscious awareness. Some of us work to modify that programming as we run into limitations in the ways that it serves us. But before we can do that, we have to get clear on what the story is.
— Amanda Clayman in GOOD Money
Amanda Clayman