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  •  The Best Thing My Parents Ever Did (10+ / 0-)

    was pay for my college. It was just a given they would pay for it. It was such a great thing I don't know how to explain it. You know the funny thing, in like 1980s it cost my parents $2,700 for me to go to state school. Western Illinois as an undergrad and Louisiana State for grad school. I've not looked at the cost lately, but I bet a ton more.

    •  My Niece Is, Well (1+ / 0-)
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      rl en france

      told her she will ever be made. Always a factor. She will always have an education.

    •  You're very fortunate. (2+ / 0-)
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      pat bunny, sacrelicious

      And I wish more parents either could do that or would do that.

      Mine didn't, although they could have.  My mother would have liked to, but my father made it impossible.  Fortunately my older sister had been down that road already and had figured out the ropes, so she mentored me in applying for a state-guaranteed student loan.

      Of course, this was in the early seventies when in-state tuition was $253.50 per semester.  Part-time jobs took care of books, rent, food, etc.

    •  I'm pretty broke, but both my kids have (1+ / 0-)
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      pat bunny

      college degrees and no student loans.  I was fortunate to be able to do it, and feel they have enough challenges ahead without adding that element.  It will impact my ability to retire, but that is a small price to pay.  My generation has had it easy compared to what people in their twenties face (I'm 53).

      "Slavery is the legal fiction that a person is property. Corporate personhood is the legal fiction that property is a person." David Korten, When Corporations Rule the World

      by Delta Overdue on Fri Jul 05, 2013 at 10:12:01 AM PDT

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