When I was younger I could barely afford bread. I could not have paid for a tutor, I had so little income. It's not a choice for many people. If I had cut my budget we would have been eating grass and living in a tent.
I think most parents rich or poor want to invest in their children and do so to the best of their ability.
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25-09-2013 16:24 #421
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25-09-2013 16:47 #423
Regarding text books - my first degree on did on campus and got away with buying only 2 books throughout the 4 years.
This time around I'm doing it distance ed. For 1 semester 5 texts for 4 subjects were prescribed reading. Some books are on closed reserve, but only certain chapters and I had to buy them - they were worth $80-130 each.
I wonder if we'd be having the same POV if Abbott brought out a new initiative where child care rebate became a deferred loan. The govt would heavily or fully subside care of your children until school age, which from then on, on over 50k you had to pay all of it back.
When you think about it it's not a silly example. Both CCR and uni loans ensure individuals and families are more financially self sufficient and productive members of society. Both would incur large totals. Both are funded by the govt. And if we come at it from the idea that "I got through, so others should" then lots of our parents would say they coped without a child care payment, when women were returning to the workforce.
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I think complaining about a deferred subsidized debt which will likely enable you to earn a better income... Is a first world problem.
There are worse things going on in the world.
25-09-2013 17:08 #425
I think if you are fortunate enough to earn more money by working more, then consider yourself lucky. Some parents where I work earn minimum wage and couldn't really stretch the budget more or do any other work due to their lack of education or no more hours.
I also think that having a degree gives you a much bigger earning potential. Majority of parents where I work are single and have year 9 or equivalent education level.
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25-09-2013 17:39 #429
We don't have PHI, and by the time it rolls around I'll have been waiting over a year for a relatively basic procedure to be done in the public system. DH will be waiting for around 2 years to have nose surgery to fix his snoring, something that is affecting our quality of life. It sucks.
25-09-2013 18:33 #430
I hate the misconceptions in this thread. Del - you have made the assumption that my household income is greater than 50k. I hate talking about my income in any public arena, but truth if the matter is that is actually our household income at the moment.
Ok, do people now feel my posts are more valid knowing I'm not "technically rich".
I'd said earlier in the thread be careful when you assume.
@Sonja, I had a few conversations with people last week re what would happen if money was taken from private schools and injected into public. When I'm on the PC tonight I'll find my references again
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