30- to 40-year-olds
Remember when Gen X was all about being young, hip and cool? What the hell happened? You’re turning into your parents right before your eyes. OMG, it’s actually worse – your parents weren’t living in the modern age when the cost of the college education your kids are going to want in 10 years is already half the value of your house (the value of your house, not your equity in your house!) and rising 10% per year. That’s $50 A DAY, PER CHILD that you have to put away for their education!
Okay, it’s decision time: state school or Two Buck Chuck?
Relax, it’s not that bad. You can enjoy excellent wines today without breaking the bank! In fact, the quality of inexpensive wines has never been better and you can impress your friends and neighbors by introducing them to absolutely delicious, exotic wines from far away lands while still saving for that college education. Explore the wines of Spain (Albarino, Verdejo, Mencia and Rioja) or Portugal (Vinho Verde, Dao, Alentejo) and you can still drink like a world traveler.
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