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I never thought I’d be a person who had money, and I accepted that. “Scraping by” was what my family did growing up, and when I got married and had kids, my own new family became well-versed in scraping....
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It's a tale as old as time. Older, more experienced generations are often quick to point out the differences–and more specifically, flaws–they see in younger generations. "When I was that age, I knew what it meant to respect authority!" After all,...
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