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When Should Financial Independence Begin?

When Should Financial Independence Begin?

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Writer Melody Serafino recently found that most of her post-college peers in New York City live off their parents. In her Newsweek op-ed "Subsidized In The City" she writes, "Financial independence means social freedom and absolute control over my own life. Yet among my peers, I seem to be the only one who feels this way."