June 1 2010, 11:40 AM
The times, they have a’ changed. Upon graduating from college---eight seemingly long years ago---I was inundated with credit card offers. And despite the growing number of stories about twentysomethings moving home to live with their parents, I didn’t yet know anyone who had actually done it. There was an unspoken hope that the supposed trend would pass---and quickly. Today, recent grads aren't getting those card offers, and just about everyone knows a smart kid (or two) back at home. Now that I teach college courses, I've been on the lookout for gifts for graduating students. When I read about tonight’s event at the Tattered Cover Book Store---a reading and signing of Be Thrifty: How to Live Better with Less---I made plans to attend and buy a few copies. Be Thrifty's parenthetical, longer title is …Not Cheap!, which, despite the name of this blog, I appreciate. Author Califia Suntree, who also runs Spooningmag.com, presents a positive perspective on a range of financial topics, from wedding planning (I hear you) to grocery shopping and having children. 2526 E. Colfax Ave., beginning at 7:30 p.m.