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Old 11-10-2010, 10:21 AM
 
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You'll note I said if they didn't go to college full time.
I specified "other post secondary training". That could include finding a job and moving up over the course of 4-5 years.
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:50 AM
 
Location: maryland
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You'll note I said if they didn't go to college full time.

What about trade school? Or a full time job?
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Old 11-10-2010, 11:28 AM
 
Location: In a house
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I can see it now:

40-year-old Billy sitting on the couch, hand down his pants a-la Al Bundy, the other hand holding the remote. Billy's mom is looking for her dentures in the kitchen. "Billy, when you movin out already? I can't find a damned thing with all your crap around this house!"

"MaaaAAAaah, I TOLD you, soon as I finish college!"

Billy changes the channel to a wrestling match and turns up the volume so he doesn't have to hear his ma smacking her gums in frustration.
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Old 11-10-2010, 12:14 PM
 
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I specified "other post secondary training". That could include finding a job and moving up over the course of 4-5 years.
So they could live with you for free for 4-5 years?

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What about trade school? Or a full time job?
Trade school = College. Full time job is fine. But they are paying rent
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Old 11-10-2010, 12:18 PM
 
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I'm thinking about this more, and I would have to check with my sons to be sure, but I would think they would be horrified to tell a woman they live with their mother. I'm also pretty sure that I would cramp their style.
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Old 11-10-2010, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Western Washington
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I can see it now:

40-year-old Billy sitting on the couch, hand down his pants a-la Al Bundy, the other hand holding the remote. Billy's mom is looking for her dentures in the kitchen. "Billy, when you movin out already? I can't find a damned thing with all your crap around this house!"

"MaaaAAAaah, I TOLD you, soon as I finish college!"

Billy changes the channel to a wrestling match and turns up the volume so he doesn't have to hear his ma smacking her gums in frustration.
Smacking her gums in frustration because she can't afford new dentures.....why? because her social security goes to pay for his 27th quarter of college tuition.....why? because mom can't bear to kick him out of the house, even though he doesn't study, hold down a job, pass any classes, just sits on the couch playing video games, smokin dope with his bro's. She can't kick him out! There are terrible things out there in the world......druggies, homeless people, crazies.
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:51 PM
 
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I can see it now:

40-year-old Billy sitting on the couch, hand down his pants a-la Al Bundy, the other hand holding the remote. Billy's mom is looking for her dentures in the kitchen. "Billy, when you movin out already? I can't find a damned thing with all your crap around this house!"

"MaaaAAAaah, I TOLD you, soon as I finish college!"

Billy changes the channel to a wrestling match and turns up the volume so he doesn't have to hear his ma smacking her gums in frustration.
Talk about extrapolation! My goodness!
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:52 PM
 
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So they could live with you for free for 4-5 years?
Yes. They would pay for their own cells and car insurance and such, but yeah mostly free.
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Old 11-10-2010, 02:49 PM
 
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My father charged "rent" in the amount of 25% of income for ALL of the babysitting and part-time jobs I had in high school and college. I moved out about a year after graduating from college.

When I was 24, my father gave me a check. He had invested the "rent" money. He told me I could use it to buy a house or to start a business. I used it to start a business. Thanks, Dad!

The funny thing is, I really resented my father for collecting "rent" money. My parents are wealthy and I couldn't understand why he was being such an ass. None of my friends paid rent. But, in retrospect, I am really glad he did. There is no free ride in life. I plan to do the same thing for my child.
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Old 11-10-2010, 04:01 PM
 
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Yes. They would pay for their own cells and car insurance and such, but yeah mostly free.
This fascinates me. Would you still do their laundry and cook for them too?
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