Comment on How to Pay for College by Vicki@Make Smarter Decisions.
“The cost of a college education may rival purchasing a house as the largest expenditure you will make in your lifetime.” Love that quote and it is so true in many cases. Our strategy for paying for college is to try to get the 4 year degree done in 3 years (with AP credits, high school classes that have college credit, and some summer classes). We also use 529 plans, the kids part-time jobs, and scholarships. Avoiding loans is our number one goal! I wrote about this topic as well this week!
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Love 😉 As a former swimmer and swim parent – swimmers know how to make the best of situations!
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Interesting point. I think we are right in the middle right now – because of where are kids are. Being 18 and almost 21 – they still have a lot of needs because of transitions to college and apartments. They are using a lot of our things, but we still purchased quite a bit. I guess the things we bought were more needs than anything else though! Moving toward producers in time though!
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I “early retired” in May and I’m back to work full-time now, so we definitely have adjusted. This is a temporary job and because I still have one in high school (senior) we can’t travel yet. I took this job because I enjoy the work and we will pay down a rental property to increase cash flow. Win-win for the moment!
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Congrats on your plan to get back in to running! I’ve run two marathons and a few half-marathons. I had hip surgery a couple years ago and I’m hesitant to try it again. Nothing worse than your hip keeping you up all night long… You are right to listen to your body and rest too. It can get a bit addicting as you get back in shape. It will be fun to watch your progress!
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I think you’ve set some great goals. I totally get the swim parenting – (and I was a swimmer too!) I’m not sure I could manage four posts a week at all. I have to work hard to get two done. I do the same thing you do in terms of writing though – I have a bunch of ideas, but I find it really hard to write more than one post at a time. Good luck and look forward to your progress!