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Adam and Sheila Torabi, Farnoosh's Parents

Today’s interview is an experience I will never forget. I’m actually surprised that it took me this long to bring my parents onto the show. They have been one of my biggest supporters since day one but particularly with this podcast. They knew how much it meant to me. They listen every day and give me feedback. They’re my biggest fans.IMG_2345

We talk about it on the show so often that who we are as people, especially when it comes to our values, perspectives and emotions around money, stem from childhood and often how our parents communicated over money and interacted with money. I talk about all of that with Adam and Sheila Torabi. In Farsi or in Persian, they’re known as [Farrokh] and [Sheida], but they changed their names. I finally get to the bottom of this in our official podcast interview today and it was a blast going all “Barbara Walters” on them. I didn’t let them off the hook.

I asked them why they fought about money when I was a kid because that’s the sort of stuff that really sticks with you for life, right? I was a little scared to ask that question because I’m sure it brings up as many emotions for them, as it does for me. But I really wanted to know. And more importantly, how did they reconcile those differences? And of course, we’ll talk about their immigration and the importance of education. My dad just got laid off, believe it or not, at 62. How’s he dealing with that? All that and more plus my mom’s number one tip for a lasting marriage. My parents are celebrating their 38th anniversary this August.

One of my favorite quotes from the interview: “Working hard runs in our family.” – Click To Tweet

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