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11/07/2012 04:02 pm ET

20 Signs You Were Raised By Frugal Parents

In August, I wrote an article entitled 30 Signs You Were Raised by Frugal Parents. That article was inspired by my own parents’ frugality and by witnessing how a whole new generation of folks is instilling some of those same money-saving and self-sufficient ideals in their kids.

Whether it’s fueled by economic uncertainty or just the growing realization that there’s more to life than stuff, there seems to be a quiet resurgence in simplicity that’s encouraging to watch. I think some of the wisdom, tongue-in-cheek humor, and nods of understanding that readers saw in those 30 signs can help us all embrace who we are and the traditions we came from, and learn the value in passing on that spirit of frugality to tomorrow’s parents.

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