Published on November 15th, 2019 | by Darren Paltrowitz0
Country Financial’s Tim Harris On Holiday Budgeting, Financial Planning, Holiday Plans & More
Just in time for families to plan their holiday budgets, COUNTRY Financial has released the results of its new Security Index Survey on financial literacy and confidence. The survey found that personal finance may be a taboo topic in most American households, with more than a quarter of parents (27 percent) admitting that they have not talked to their kids about money.
Interestingly, the holiday season is an ideal time for parents to share important financial lessons with their kids for the gift giving season. It’s also an equally important time for partners to have good communication about holiday budgeting and spending. This doesn’t mean it’s easy, however, as most parents say they would rather go to the dentist (39 percent), talk about the birds and the bees (36 percent) or pay a speeding ticket (6 percent) than talk about finances with their children.
I spoke with finance expert Tim Harris — who joined COUNTRY Financial in 1992 and has served as the Executive Vice President of Agency for COUNTRY Financial since June 2019 — about this and more on November 14, 2019. Harris is also notably the President and Co-Founder of the See Ya Later Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on inspiring youth and encouraging families