Tough Economic Times Hit Teens, Too It isn't easy saying "no" to a teen, but with the economy in crisis, parents aren't interested in financing new cell phones or brand-name jeans. Advice columnist Amy Dickinson explains how frugality may be the new "in" thing for a generation of teens who grew up with everything.
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Tough Economic Times Hit Teens, Too

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Tough Economic Times Hit Teens, Too

Tough Economic Times Hit Teens, Too

Tough Economic Times Hit Teens, Too

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It isn't easy saying "no" to a teen, but with the economy in crisis, parents aren't interested in financing new cell phones or brand-name jeans. Advice columnist Amy Dickinson explains how frugality may be the new "in" thing for a generation of teens who grew up with everything.