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    Financial (In)dependence

    My son opened his first checking account this last weekend. He is 14 and can barely hold onto a nickle before it is spent. Financial Independence. I was 16 when I got my first credit-card. I was preparing to travel to England with our high-school drama team. We were stationed at Keflavik NAS, Iceland and I was no actress. But it was an opportunity to get off of “The Rock” as we so lovingly called our little part of the island. Mom & Dad decided I needed a way to pay for things beyond carrying around a lot of cash. The card was attached to my parents’ name too but,…