Your money mindset influences the longevity of financial decisions

When you think about the best gift you ever received from your parents, it probably has nothing to do with your money mindset. You might think of the most useful gift, the most thoughtful, the most creative, or the most expensive. Or maybe it was a gift you made to feel something, a gift that tapped into a deeper emotional side.

As we get older and, in theory, a little wiser, we realize that the most impactful gifts don’t come in boxes. They are the lessons our parents instill in us during our developmental years, and the most powerful lessons are often not learned intentionally. They are the ones we learn by observing how our parents act, listening to how they talk, and feeling their emotional responses.