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Old 12-02-2012, 12:44 PM   #34
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Re: Paying for college

Originally Posted by Steph Ed View Post

Yep, I will help them with books and such, but I don't feel this is my responsibility. And honestly, when my parents paid for my tuition, I didn't take college as seriously as when I had to pay for it myself.

Unlike many of you, DH and I can afford to put our 3 kids through college. That said, we won't be. We highly value the ability to attend college because you made it happen, not because someone paid your whole way. We will help with things like rent, food, books, etc. Maybe even parts of tuition, but there will be no "free ride" from mom and dad.

We are however, taking care of our own retirement funds. Our kids will not have to "care" for us when we are old. We will have money for any medical bills, insurance etc. We aren't depending on social security, medicare, etc.
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