TAD, you made my point for me. Things in life force you to re prioritize. I don't have kids and the closest I have come is my Xs daughter. I would have driven a Chevette for her (the daughter not the X... LOL) and in part chose Hyundai to have room to pay for her private school.
Originally Posted by tadtaggert
I do understand the sentiment, all I can say is that thankfully I have a wife who doesn't.
My first year of college in a small private college was about 5k, room and board included. Things are very different today.
My oldest is a Junior this year, middle son a freshman and my daughter is a senior in HS. Oldest goes to a moderately priced school, middle to a damn expensive one. My daughter is trying hard to go to Vanderbilt (32 on latest ACT, so borderline). So far the only financial aid that any have qualified for is a 5K a year national merit scholarship.
Next year I'll have to shell out almost 150K, and they all are looking to graduate school. I will have an M6 Coupe, but am perfectly willing to put it off (and have done so for quite some time) so my children don't start out in a deep hole.
2013 535i Space Grey, Biege, M-SPort, Premium, Tech, Cold Weather, Luxury Seating, PDC, 6MT ED-10/11/2012 - PCD Redelivery-12/14/12