Money buys freedom plain and simple. Every kid should be told that his freedom will depend on how much money he has. Those who don't have money are at the mercy and the whims of others. When you can easily pay your bills no matter how high they raise them, when you can cover yourself and your family for whatever is needed, when you can get new cars whenever they are needed, when you have more than enough money to cover your health and retirement and can go anywhere, anytime, then you are no longer a slave to the world. You don't have to answer to anyone or be controlled by any employer or any situation. Everyone will not experience that kind of freedom, but it is available for those who go for it.