The Foundation for a Meaningful Life
Kindergarten - Grade 9 in Southborough, MA


The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money

Fay School is delighted to welcome New York Times columnist and bestselling author Ron Lieber on Tuesday, September 19 for a special presentation about how, when, and why to talk to kids about money.
During his presentation, Ron will cover the basics -- allowance, chores, phones, and college, but his overarching focus is on values. As adults, what we spend, how we save, and where we give says a lot about who we are. Every question that our kids ask -- from how much money we make, to why we live where we live -- is an opportunity to impress our values upon our children. Ron will walk parents through all of these conversations and explain when to have them and what to say. 
Ron Lieber has been the “Your Money” columnist for The New York Times since 2008. Before coming to The Times, he wrote the “Green Thumb” personal finance column for The Wall Street Journal.  His first book, Taking Time Off: Inspiring Stories of Students Who Enjoyed Successful Breaks from College and How You Can Plan Your Own, was a New York Times bestseller in 1996. His most recent book, The Opposite of Spoiled, published in February, 2015, was an instant New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. 

Click here to learn more about Ron Lieber.

Event Date: Tuesday, September 19
Event Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Root Meeting Room, located on first floor of Root Academic Building

The Concord Bookshop will be present before and after the presentation to sell copies of  “The Opposite of Spoiled,” and Ron will be available after the presentation to autograph copies.

Parking will be available in Harlow Circle. Please use the East Entrance at 23 Middle Road. Signs will be on campus to direct visitors; click here for a campus map.

Questions? Please contact Nicole Casey at 508-490-8204 or

Save the date for our spring speaker!

Join us on Monday, March 26 at 7:00 PM for Julie Lythcott-Haims' presentation entitled "How to Raise an Adult." Julie's presentation is based on her bestselling book by the same name, and in her talk she draws on her own insights as a mother and student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large.
This event is free to attend and open to the public, but an RSVP is required to reserve your spot.