In College Essays About Money, Echoes of Parents’ Attitudes

We grown-ups often assume that children are oblivious to our money talk, ignorant of our budget woes and uninterested in how adults make financial decisions. Better to protect them from all that for as long as possible, right?

But the best entries of this year’s crop of college application essays about money prove that they are watching and listening — always — and picking up every little thing by osmosis.

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