Ron Lieber is a financial journalist. Currently, he writes the "Your Money" column for The New York Times. Prior to The Times, Lieber wrote the "Green Thumb" personal finance column for The Wall Street Journal. Prior to that, he was the managing editor of He has been a staff writer for Fast Company and Fortune magazines. Lieber's books include "Taking Time Off," Upstart Startups," and "The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money."
We talk today with Ron Lieber, author of The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money. What parent wouldn’t want that? “It’s hard for parents to talk to their kids about money,” says Ron; “they are not dispassionate about money, and not calm and rational about their kids.” His book gives great advice for parents on all things about kids and money, and the connection between money and values. There are also wonderful stories and ideas from real families that he interviewed. Ron is the “Your Money” columnist for The New York Times. His next book, “What to Pay for College: An Entirely New Guide to the Biggest Financial Decision Your Family Will Ever Make,” will be published by Harper Collins in 2020. You can find him at
Ron Lieber is the "Your Money" columnist for The New York Times and the author of The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous and Smart About Money.     Find out more about Paul Ollinger on his website and/or follow him on the socials:  • Twitter: • Instagram: • Facebook: • LinkedIn:  
Today’s guest isn’t an expert on health… unless you’re talking about financial health! Ron Lieber has been the “Your Money” columnist for the New York Times since 2008. He also a dad, and wrote some incredible best-selling books about teaching kids to manage money and plan for their financial future. I especially love his book The Opposite of …
The Opposite of Spoiled author Ron Lieber dishes on the underground network he tapped into as a teen to ace the financial aid game- and gives a sneak peak into his next book “What to Pay for College". Plus Ron’s secret to getting hot tickets at below market prices- Including the Cubs. For more information, visit the show notes at
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Brooklyn, New York, United States of America
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