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Some Thoughts on the ‘Lost Generation’
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Recently, I had a long email conversation with a reader about 10 years younger than myself. He’s firmly a member of the millennial generation, whereas I’m right on the dividing line between millennials and Generation X. This reader’s argument centered around the idea that the deck is stacked against millennials far more than other post-World War […]

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How and Why to Tell Your Kids ‘No’
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Do you ever get sick of telling your kids “no” all the time? Do you feel bad saying “no,” even though you know you should? This is me, 24/7, 365 days per year. My five- and seven-year-old girls ask for at least 100 things per day, and get a big fat “no” around 95% of the […]

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A Frugal Wedding Adventure: The Planning Phase
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I recently got engaged. I managed to stay frugal throughout the entire process. The ring did not set me back three months’ salary. I got a reasonably priced ring made from a small operation in Chicago that uses reclaimed wood to make beautiful jewelry. It confused my family, who was baffled by its lack of diamonds, […]

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7 New Year’s Resolutions to Make 2017 Great
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Any time is a good time for personal improvement, but there is no better time than right now.   The New Year is upon us, and there is no better time to start making the resolutions that are going to change your life and change yourself in the year 2017. There are so many things […]

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