I Mistimed Things

I Mistimed Things

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    I Mistimed Things

    I was hoping to complete the remainder of my planned firearms "journey" (take a CC class that incorporates movement; purchase a--another--custom CC holster, wood grips, and suppressor for my M11-A1; purchase .357 Magnum revolver and gear; purchase P220/10 and gear; purchase scout rifle and gear) before my eldest started college.

    She started college last week.

    I made my first tuition payment toward this "investment" today.

    Alas, my planned firearms journey is on hold for a while. And I probably will be shooting more 9mm than .357 Sig in the foreseeable future.

    However, I am one very proud dad!

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    Congrats!

    Undergraduate is bad enough, but just wait until the graduate bills start coming your way.

    Our daughter just started in graduate school 2 weeks ago...it costs twice what undergraduate costs...completely ridiculous.
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    Quit complaining!
    I had twins, 2 tuition bills at the same time!
    All kidding aside, congrats to all of us for raising some good kids.
    Truth be told we paid for half and they are paying the other half.
    I wanted them to have some skin in the game.
    Did not buy any guns for about 5 years.

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    Congrats!

    I am/have been raising my 21 yo grandson. I have been very lucky or good - I don't know which. He got a full ride to U of Memphis and just started his junior year. I provide room and board (that boy can eat) and car with ins, gas, repairs, etc. Other than that, his scholarships pay for everything.

    He should graduate debt free if all goes according to plan.
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    As a man who put two children through college and graduate school I know the deprivation one experiences. It is worth it. It pays off the the children and there is a lot of personal psychic income for the parent(s). My last one got out of Gard school the year I retired. My income went way down. End result is I am a two gun man and affording more is just not realistic.
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    I am 44 and my son is 2. He can use my life insurance to pay for college.
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    @Shootnlead : Trust me, I stand forewarned. I know all about this! I'm in the biz (as they say).

    @KILTED COWBOY : Her twin sisters are two years behind her! I have an excellent example to follow, though: At one point my parents had their three sons (three years apart in age; I'm the baby) all in college at the same time!

    @MMinSC : I think you and I are alike in this respect, as my new college freshman was born when I was 46! (Don't do the math.) However, I'm planning to be around to both walk down the aisle and then welcome the grandkids.

    Thanks Everyone,

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    Quote Originally Posted by KILTED COWBOY View Post
    Quit complaining!
    I had twins, 2 tuition bills at the same time!
    All kidding aside, congrats to all of us for raising some good kids.
    Truth be told we paid for half and they are paying the other half.
    I wanted them to have some skin in the game.
    Did not buy any guns for about 5 years.
    Likewise, although not twins. Both in different private colleges. It paid off well for both of them. I just paid off well...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lionround View Post
    He should graduate debt free if all goes according to plan.
    So will all the children of Democrats if things aren't kept under control.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMinSC View Post
    I am 44 and my son is 2. He can use my life insurance to pay for college.
    I'm 66 and my oldest is 12. Yeah, I started late. Wish I had gotten a bigger life insurance when I was younger. Don't know if there'll be enough to get my kids thru college - assuming that they want to go.
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    We had 6 boys, 4 of them went to collage. They got scholarships, grants, and some student loans, And we still broke our budget every month getting them through. But I have to say it was worth it! DR
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    Where there is a will there is a way.
    My parents could not afford to pay for my college. They helped me with living expenses as much as possible. A lot of us found a way to pay for school.
    Too many of today's youth think that Mom and Dad should pay for college. Or the government.
    Well if you can afford it great, if not do not feel too bad. Too many parents think that they need to pay for everything also.
    As for the government paying. There is always the GI Bill.
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