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Old 03-13-2020, 03:00 PM
 
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I saw plenty of students when I was in college go into an immature, hissy fit rant when they found out one of their fellow students' parents were funding their education.

It isn't that simple, though. The kids whose parents funded their education GENERALLY speaking, made huge sacrifices to do so. They weren't buying their kids a brand new pair of Nike Air Jordans every year, for example. They put their kids in cheaper activities or may have skipped sports altogether. there are SACRIFICES made (quite often) when parents save for college.

If your kid is going to college on student loans, please explain this to them so they don't hate on their fellow students whose parents are funding their education.

If you want to spend 5K a year on sports go ahead, probably your kid will never make the Olympics or any professional team, and may not even get a scholarship. But it's your money and you can spend it how you wish.
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Old 03-13-2020, 05:56 PM
 
Location: STL area
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NOBODY said this was true across the board.

I also think its fairly obvious that with the student loan crisis and over 70% of college students on financial aid, that there are a LOT of parents who do the sports thing but don't save for their kids college.
I think there are a lot of parents who don't believe in saving for college, sports or no sports. The same way they don't prepare for their own retirement.

That goes way beyond just kids in sports.
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Old 03-16-2020, 05:46 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Irrelevant.

I wouldn't put my kids in debt just because other college kids are.
So you're funding your kids' college 100%?
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Old 03-16-2020, 10:52 AM
 
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Curious, what's the current status of your kids' sports? Are they canceled due to the virus? In our area, college, high school and middle school sports are canceled. The rec sports canceled this morning. Some travel teams and youth leagues are still playing.
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Old 03-16-2020, 12:28 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Anything more than two hundred dollars a month is too expensive unless the child is a prodigy or the sporting skills are marketable.

This is the amount we allocate per kid per month on anything extra curricular. They get to decide (within reason) what activities they do and understand the budget aspect of it. 200 a month is a reasonable amount plus we contribute to their 529s (which they understand as well) so it is a lot to spend.
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Old 03-18-2020, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Watervliet, NY
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Curious, what's the current status of your kids' sports? Are they canceled due to the virus? In our area, college, high school and middle school sports are canceled. The rec sports canceled this morning. Some travel teams and youth leagues are still playing.
My oldest nephew was out in CA last week for Nordic Junior Nationals, and the last 2 races on Friday and Saturday were cancelled. This was the last year he is eligible for Junior Nationals, because he turns 20 in 5 months.

His younger brother was supposed to be competing in a national indoor track and field meet in NYC this past weekend that was also cancelled. His season for outdoor track and field is now up in the air due to his high school suspending athletic events, although practice will still take place. Shame, because he is a senior, medaled at the indoor HS State Championship 2 weekends ago for both NYS Public HS Athletic Association Championship and the Federation Championship (includes ALL NYS high schools public and private) and was looking to do so again for outdoor. He's ranked #5 in NYS for shot put and is a multi-time Conference and Sectional Champion for both indoor and outdoor track.
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Old 03-18-2020, 02:54 PM
 
Location: STL area
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Curious, what's the current status of your kids' sports? Are they canceled due to the virus? In our area, college, high school and middle school sports are canceled. The rec sports canceled this morning. Some travel teams and youth leagues are still playing.
Everything is on hold here...HS lacrosse delayed, fencing club closed, spring hockey and soccer delayed...we shall see. Ramping up the exercise at home and our driveway and basement are seeing a lot of play.
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