So then your dad has a nest chunk of change to either help retire on, or drop on a toy for himself.Heavy-Dee : Quote (Mattress @ July 29 2003, 10:14am)College is overrated...my dad saved for years for me to go, but I ended up not going
Here here. Well said. I agree 100%.lfg929 : My parents paid half and I picked up the rest of the tab. I will have them all paid off (student loans) in another year or so (woohoo!. I was glad my parents helped out. I goofed off in school and got to just enjoy the experience rather than continuously doing school, homework, and then running off to work. I had a couple of short jobs in college for extra money here and there but that is about it. It allowed me the time I needed to figure out who I was and what I wanted to do with my life (you can't tell me anyone has that figured out by the time they get out of high school).
I plan on paying as much of my kids college as possible. I don't believe making them pay for it makes them more responsible in any way. They can learn that by making sure their rent is paid on time and things like that. There are definitely other ways to teach responsibility without having the burden of trying to work and find time to study as well.