In this conversation with Vicki Hoefle, founder of Parenting On Track we speak with Ron Lieber. Since 2008, Ron Lieber has been the “Your Money” columnist for The New York Times. He is also a Husband and a Dad. Before coming to The Times, he wrote the “Green Thumb” column for The Wall Street Journal’s Money & Investing section and was part of the start-up team at the paper’s Personal Journal section in 2002. He has also been on the staff of Fortune and Fast Company magazines and was an intern at the Daily Hampshire Gazette in Northampton, Mass.

Ron’s first book “Taking Time Off: Inspiring Stories of Students Who Enjoyed Successful Breaks from College and How You Can Plan Your Own,” co-authored with Colin Hall, was a New York Times bestseller in 1996. He also wrote “Upstart Start-Ups,” a book for young entrepreneurs, and was the co-author of a guidebook to the best entry-level jobs in the United States. He is currently working on his next book, The Opposite of Spoiled all about kids, money, and values and invites you to visit his site www.ronlieber and sign up for the newsletter to get tips on kids and money and values as he learns them and reports them out.

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