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10 Lies About Money We All Learned From Childhood Games

Your childhood is a lie. JK JK. Kinda. See how you can give your kids realistic money values with the new book Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You're Not).

1. Every jail sentence can be overturned with $50.

2. Water on the knee is literally a $150 operation.

3. Bricks almost always have coins in them.

4. You can get unlimited cash if you know the secret words.

5. In life, teachers make a starting salary of $90,000.

6. You have to buy vowels.

7. You can retire on rare trading cards and collectible plush toys.

8. Stores will accept gold and emeralds in lieu of cash.

9. There’s a ridiculous amount of money just lying on the ground everywhere.

10. Arcade tickets have real value.

Some ideas are as phony as a three-dollar bill. Learn how you can help your children grow up with good, honest money values with Beth Kobliner’s new book Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not).

All illustrations by Kirun Kunju / © BuzzFeed 2017