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"I now promise you, that for every dollar you will, between this and the first of May, get for your own labor, either in money or as your own indebtedness, I will then give you one other dollar." Wise words from Mr. Lincoln, and a great way to instill the importance of hard work, as well as a healthy relationship with money...This is a great framework I will look to instill in my two daughters as they age. Thanks Shaun!!

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Wow, that was some good advice from Lincoln. Nice story Shaun.

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What a brilliant and loving solution. Like Rachael in the comments, I wonder if his brother took the advice/offer. Could have been life changing for all involved.

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Wonderful advice- I wonder if his step brother took the offer?

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Exactly the sort of well meaning bribery that never works. I find this heartbreaking.

What a way to kill someone’s intrinsic motivation and sense of self-worth :(

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Such sage advise.

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Give a man a fish, etc.

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January 2, 1951? I think you meant 1851!

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Correct! Fixed.

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Wow.

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