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Financial conferences and advice are one thing, and yes, I still talk to my dad and my brother about those things. But actual financial assistance is quite another.

I still converse with my parents on many matters related to my life. I don't discuss my marriage with them, as I think that would be inappropriate, but I share both exciting and other difficult experiences I face with them. I have known from an reasonable age, that my parents would not be able to support me beyond my first year of college. I simply cannot turn to them for monetary help. I know that, and that's that. However, I have complete trust in my parents, and am always interested in their opinions. At the end of the day, they know that the decisions rest with me, and therefore are willing to offer advice (when asked), and not get their feelings hurt if I don't follow it.

I hope that my children will always feel that they can turn to me as a listening ear (probably won't happen during their teenage years). I do not plan on supporting them after they are grown. I am very concerned about the state of our society. Generations that are now growing up really tend to have a sense of entitlement. Maybe this won't be a problem, because their parents before them have amassed quite a bit of money. However, I am concerned that people are not learning how to work. I don't mean to be all high and mighty, for I know that I have many weaknesses - but a strong work ethic is not one of those weaknesses (except possibly according to DW).

I know this is probably not the right place for this discussion, but I felt kind of swayed by the conversation, and wanted to share my own feelings.

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