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I am in such a good place but....

We pay for two college tuition ($100k this year).. Next year three. My cash flow is all going out the door how do you deal with a tight budget and a husband with a tighter ass?
And no it is not an option to not pay for the kids education. He had to pay for his and said that is why he wants to pay for our kids.

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mmmegan38

Asked by mmmegan38 at 6:08 PM on Nov. 16, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • Cheaper schools?
    What if you had them look for scholarships? Maybe offer to give them the cash difference after they graduate from college?
    Erica_Smerica

    Answer by Erica_Smerica at 6:23 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • Consider yourself lucky to be ABLE to pay and not put your kids in debt when they graduate - at least not ALOT of debt. Remember, college won't last forever. Seems like everyone is on a budget these days so don't feel alone! And asking the kids to get a job and help out would be a good idea - everyone needs to help each other.
    GumboGirl

    Answer by GumboGirl at 7:47 AM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • Look into cheaper schools, community college for the basic courses, living at home instead of going away, them getting a job and paying for rent and food themselves.
    Be sure not to neglect your own finances while paying for college, or you will be living with one of your children in the future while THEY pay your way through retirement. Not a nice burden to have to put on your kids.
    Candi1024

    Answer by Candi1024 at 9:32 AM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • Sorry your husband is being so stubborn. The easiest way around that would be student loans and scholarships.
    HotMama330

    Answer by HotMama330 at 3:17 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

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