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You probably know about savings accounts some people put in place for their kids that they can’t touch until they’re a certain age. That age can be 18, maybe 25, whatever the parent who is setting it up thinks is proper. But according to Tamera Mowry-Housley, her kids, Aden and Ariah, won’t get to touch the money she and Adam (whose family has a long history in the winery business) have worked for until they’re 35 years old.

My kids, if I’m honest, they are born with money,” the 40-year-old said. “My husband’s side of the family, they’re going to give money to my kids and I have money I’m going to give to my kids. However, they can’t touch that money until they’re 35. That’s our rule because I want to teach them, don’t depend on me, boo. You need to learn how to make money on your own.”

And while she said she will obviously help out here and there, she wants them to get out there and do what they need to make it, just like she and Tia did.

“I started making money at 14.”

She certainly isn’t the first star to take the stance that when their child is an adult, they need to earn their own keep or fend for themselves in the same way their famous parent had to at one point. Taraji P. Henson famously revealed in 2012 that she was making her son, Marcel, pay for his college education.

“Even though he is privileged, he doesn’t remember the bad times when we were eating Hamburger Helper and peanut butter and jelly for dessert,” she said. “He remembers all the good times and I don’t want to raise this privileged kid, who’s out of touch, so I made him sit out the first semester and he has to get a job. He called his grandmother, he was like, ‘It’s hard out here, it’s hard to find a job.’ So I was like, ‘Yeah, I need you to know that.'”

“I need him to see how real it is out here. It builds character,” she added. “I told him, ‘College is like an investment. I’m investing my money in your future, and if I feel like you’re a bad investment, I’m taking my money back.”

And while 35 might sound like a long time to have to wait to receive financial contributions from your parents, most everyday people aren’t as lucky to receive all of that. Aden and Ariah will get some serious coins from their parents to add to their life when they reach that age, until then, they’ll have to figure it out like the rest of us.


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