Honour your parents. Really? How’s that related to financial success? In decades of financial planning and counselling I have noticed that those who spoke well of their parents tended to be better off (even financially) than those who criticized them. This is a general rule, and not always true. It’s not discussed in professional accounting circles or in university finance courses, but I think it should be. It’s a law of life that God has established for us all and the only one of the Ten Commandments with a specific reward. “Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, that your days may be prolonged and that it may go well with you on the land which the LORD your God gives you,” Deuteronomy 5:16. Unfortunately, most Canadians have ignored the Bible during the past fifty years, so they have unwittingly missed out on this blessing. If this is the case, how do we honour parents?