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Money magazine passed on a reader's question for feedback:
"Over the years, my wife and I have amassed a decent net worth. Wen, if ever, should we tell our children what it is?"
The January/February issue prints responses people submitted, which ran the gamut from, "Don't ever tell them. Money does funny things to people. Kids who know what their parents are worth may make unrealistic assumptions about accessing the Bank of Mom and Dad" to "You should have many talks with your children about money - not just the one that reveals your net worth. By demonstrating the money is not a taboo subject, you will foster many important financial conversations."
Where do you fit on the spectrum .. do your children have a good idea of your net worth?