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Apparently I’m an Expert on Weddings

By Jeff • Jul 27th, 2011

According to Smartmoney and the Pittsburgh Tribune, I’m now an expert on weddings (and also an expert on being terribly mis-quoted). Basically, my contention is that the reason we’re seeing more couples asking for charitable contributions as wedding gifts in lieu¬†of traditional wedding registries is that couples are getting married at a considerably older age (up from around 22 years old to 27 years old since 1950) and with considerably more money (especially women…up from 8k/year income to about 22k per year since 1950). Instead of needing yet another set of dishes that will only serve to clutter up their homes, couples are now asking their guests to donate to¬†charities.


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