If you want to avoid poverty, if you want to avoid being poor, do these things:
1. Finish high school
2. Marry before having a child
3. Marry after the age of twenty
Of those who follow this advice, only 8% are poor.
Of those who do not follow this advice, 79% are poor.
In Success for Your Children: Practical Wisdom for Raising Great Kids in Challenging Times, the author shows how parents need to step up and take charge immediately. The process starts the day the first baby comes home from the hospital. This is the hundred-yard dash of parenting. The first three years are crunch time. After seven years, it may be too late.