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Ask Amy: Faulty corrections call out for correcting

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Dear Amy: My husband and I faced the same dilemma as "Decluttered,” the parents who were overwhelmed with too many gifts for their children.

We asked our extended family members to consider giving each child one gift per occasion. If they wanted to do more, they could contribute to savings accounts we had started for them.

We eventually turned these into investment accounts.

The one stipulation before they got control of the funds was to attend a financial money management class.

– Been There


Dear Been There: A great gift, made more beautiful because it was from the entire family.


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