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    Posted February 27, 2012 by
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    Future Millionaire

     
    I watch Clark Howard every weekend. My son, Tommy, 12, has watched him many times as well but this weekend he said, "I'd like to talk to him about my future with money." At first, I laughed when he said that ... but I've been thinking about it ever since.
    This is a boy who used to have 'garage sales' as a toddler, (even taking my own things and having me buy them back!), he set up a dog watching service and two years ago for Christmas when my kids were making thier wish list to Santa, Tommy actually asked for better banking rates. What?!?!
    He has over $1,400 saved up in his little bank acct and another $100 in his room right now.
    Because of what I do, he does understand basic finances but, more importantly, the bigger picture. I'm a Clean Air advocate. Tommy has testified beore the EPA, met Barack Obama and even wrote a book, "How I Met the President." For such a little guy, he is VERY serious about business and has goals to become a millionaire.
    So, I asked him this morning if he was to meet Mr. Howard, what would he ask him. Tommy said, he wants to turn his money into enough to put him through college and start his own business.
    So .... what would you tell an eager 12 year old boy who loves money, work, better banking interests, the idea of being on Capital Hill??
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