My name is Ellie (Eleonora) Frey Zagel. I am the Director of the Family Business Alliance, a membership-driven family business center in Grand Rapids, MI and a 3rd Generation Trustee of my family’s foundation. I am very interested in how to raise fiscally responsible kids in today’s world of privilege. By far, I am not the wealthiest person, but do live in a community where my family has created an amazing business and philanthropic legacy. As an older parent, my children will have missed the ramen noddle, shoddy apartment, and working two jobs time of my life. My husband and I live in a nice house in an affluent community. Our children will have access to a lot. I know I am not alone in actively working to raise financially smart kids. This blog is part of my journey. If you are reading this, I hope you find something useful to you!