New parents squirrelling away funds for child’s college education

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  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Oct. 20, 2013 2:37 p.m.

    I think I want to have my house payed for to get rid of the interest payments. I think I would like to take care of my wife so she has enough if I reach my expropriation date before her. than I think I could help my kids with a house, only if they have good intentions and good manners, and share the spirit of things. If they want to go to collage, get a scholarship.

  • morpunkt Glendora, CA
    Oct. 20, 2013 2:16 p.m.

    I wished that there would have been a BYU California for my children, instead of the other options of Provo, Idaho and Hawaii. All of which are too distant and costly, for that reason. As it is, my tithing goes to support out-of-state church educational opportunities. We get told that the local institute programs are a good alternative for our daughters to mingle with eligible young men. Well, not here. As a result my daughters were left with sad choices. Let's be truthful. It's still a Utah centric opportunity.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Oct. 18, 2013 2:27 p.m.

    Best way to handicap a child, is to give them everything.

    I,ve seen many put their way through college, and were better for it.

    It's not easy, but very rewarding.

  • Denverite Centennial, CO
    Oct. 18, 2013 8:00 a.m.

    Yes, I went to college at BYU. Yes, I have 7 kids. Yes, college is very expensive. Yes, every little bit helps.

    But--seriously, people, in a country (the U.S.) where 2/3 of the adults still don't have bachelor's degrees and many of them do fine in life anyway, does anyone else in the world besides me see this sort of article now only as fear-based marketing/advertising designed to keep college staff and college savings program staff in their current jobs for life and living in the style to which they'd like to become accustomed?

  • mattrick78 Cedar City, UT
    Oct. 17, 2013 6:00 p.m.

    Studies show that there is a strong correlation between academic success in college and those students who did not have their parents foot the bill.