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Why I’m Not Buying My Kid a Car

4 Jun

I was not given a car when I turned 16, when I graduated from high school or when I graduated from college. In fact, I have never been given a car. So, maybe it’s jealousy I feel when I see my son’s 16-yo friends getting cars–brand new ones!– but I think it might be something more sensible. Here’s my Monday newspaper column on the subject.

http://naperville.patch.com/articles/what-s-so-sweet-about-giving-16-year-olds-cars

Did you have a car in high school? Who bought it? I used the family car until I bought my own.

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