Who is teaching your child about money? If your not, then chances are that no one is. 9 Year Mortgage recognizes that personal finance is not taught in schools and the only way they are learning is by example. Children often do not see their parents paying their mortgage or utility bills; what they do see is a piece of plastic that pays for most of your daily activities. The moment your child starts noticing the connection between money and purchases, you as their parent, have the obligation to teach them the truth about money; the earlier the better.