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by Shelly White, Globe & Mail, 22 May 2012
By now we’ve all heard that being a twentysomething today is no financial picnic. Higher tuition costs (and higher debt loads), higher housing prices, and poorer job prospects – as Rob Carrick wrote recently, young people really do have it harder than he did…But lately I’ve been wondering if these difficult financial times might create some sort of “new frugality” movement within the younger generations.