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Clipper    Posted 02-10-2005 at 07:45:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bout 19 years ago the Missus and I opened a special edjumacation fund fer the boys up at the State University. We paid a certain amount into it every month like zealots I tell ya. Last year they called us and said stop sending money! Seems we got enuff stockpiled to cover both boys fer a BA Degree. That includes room,board,food,and textbooks.

Something you might want to look into for your kids ya know. :^)

And their gonna have to WORK to buy their own cars fer chasin the college wimmen..... :^)

EngineerJoyce    Posted 02-10-2005 at 08:48:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for the pointer. We've already got it taken care of. Each girl has 2 years of pre-paid tuition and a 529 plan. We will add more to the 529, but will forever retain control.
Each will have to earn half of their own education (either by scholarship or a job). And if either doesn't appreciate what they are given, it will be taken away and given to the other - or to a cousin if they both screw up! Any running money or luxuries like a car will be up to them.

Hubby and I both paid our own ways through college. It's hard, but very worth it. We want to help the girls out, but want them to have to struggle enough to appreciate what they got.

While I was in college I saw too many people whose folks paid their way, and they just threw it away. The sum total of my parents contribution to college was when Mom gave me their tax forms so I could find the numbers to fill out the FAFSA forms - and their full expectation that I get my degree.
With all the work and time I invested, there was no way I could stop short of my degree!

Yep, we got the girls set, and they're only 5 and 2!!!

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