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Ron Lieber
In conversation with
Mark Silver, PhD, Head of School
Hillbrook School


Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous and Smart About Money

Thurs Feb 25, 4:00pm-5:15pm PT

Free for member school parents and for educators from member and non-member schools.

Ron Lieber offers a detailed blueprint for introducing kids to the basics of financial literacy: from allowance, chores, charity, saving, birthdays, holidays, cell phones, checking accounts, clothing, cars, part-time jobs, and college tuition.  He identifies a set of traits and virtues that embody the opposite of spoiled and shares how to embrace the topic of money to help parents raise kids who are more generous and less materialistic.

About Our Speakers


Ron Lieber, a best-selling personal finance and parenting writer and veteran business reporter, has been the “Your Money” columnist for The New York Times since 2008. He is the author of four books focused on the development of good values and smart financial habits, including The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money and Upstart Start-Ups, for young entrepreneurs. Lieber’s latest book, The Price You Pay for College: An Entirely New Road Map for the Biggest Financial Decision Your Family Will Ever Make is the culmination of 15 years of personal finance reporting for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.  He is a recipient of the Gerald Loeb Award, business journalism’s highest honor, in the personal finance category. He previously worked for Fortune and Fast Company magazines.

Mark Silver, PhD, has been Head of the Hillbrook School in Los Gatos since 2009. Prior to arriving at Hillbrook, Mark was an administrator, teacher, and coach in independent schools, including Holland Hall School in Tulsa, Crystal Springs Uplands School in Hillsborough and Francis Parker School in San Diego. He is a past Klingenstein Fellow at Teacher’s College, Columbia University and serves on the board of the California Association of Independent Schools.

Ron Lieber's book, The Opposite of Spoiled, may be purchased from Books Inc. here.

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