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The Moneyist: My son, 34, is getting married. My wife and I want to give him $10,000, but we’re afraid he’ll squander it. What do you suggest?

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‘We are bitter that he is ungrateful for the support we gave him. He is bitter because he thinks we try to control him with money’

‘Our financial support didn’t create major economic stress, but it did have a slight impact on our retirement target date.’

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Dear  Quentin,

My 34-year-old son is getting married this summer. We have an on-and-off relationship, which is especially complicated by the fact that he was dependent on us financially throughout his 20s. We are bitter that he is ungrateful for the support we gave him. He is bitter because he thinks we try to control him with money. We are middle-of-the-road economically, if this matters. 

Our…

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