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Let Them Clean Up Their Own Messes
Did You Know?

According to the Project on Student Debt, the class of 2009 had the highest annual unemployment rate on record for college graduates ages 20 to 24, with almost 9 percent unable to find jobs -- an increase from 5.8 percent in 2008.

So, you've read the guidelines for giving handouts to your adult kids. Here's another one: If they keep asking, know when to say when. Sure, we've all been in tough spots and needed a hand, but watch out that your darling child doesn't start taking advantage. If you're tired of being Daddy Warbucks, march your child over to the nearest bank and show her how to fill out a loan application.

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