Last month I recalled the story of Antwone Fisher, who was informed upon aging out of foster care at 18 years old that he was on his own. He was directed to a nearby homeless shelter, and left to figure out the rest himself. That continues to happen every day across the United States.
So much of what young people learn about managing money comes from watching family members, and these last several years have given young people many opportunities to learn the challenges of managing money effectively.
I can't help but be thrilled for Sandra Bullock. She waited four years for little Louis to come into her home, and when I see pictures of her holding him, her eyes transfixed on his cherubic face, I know she feels that it was worth every moment.