8 Ways Your Upbringing Can Affect Your Money Habits

Illustrated by Elliot Salazar.
By Jocelyn Black Hodes

Are Your Parents to Blame?
Whether we realize it or not, how we were raised has a tremendous impact on how we make decisions as adults. Sometimes, the results of our upbringing are positive. Other times, they're detrimental to our well-being — especially when it comes to our financial health. This doesn’t mean that we can just blame our parents for our money mistakes and leave it at that. But, once we understand the roots of our bad habits, we can take ownership of them and make a conscious effort to change them. 

Here are eight common parenting behaviors that can negatively influence your money habits — and what you can do to overcome them. Let the therapy session begin.