Does money matter when raising children,

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Does money matter when raising children,
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Tue, 02-15-2011 - 10:02am

Do you feel a parents income has a direct EFFECT on the children they raise,

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Tue, 02-15-2011 - 5:57pm

I agree with you. Being poor is just plain draining and it sucks.

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Tue, 02-15-2011 - 6:01pm

I grew up in a fairly well off environment. My grandparents were wealthy, and my dad and uncle are also. As a child, I did not feel wealthy at all, because we lived very frugally and my father is a total tightwad. We drove old, beaten up cars, had old clothes etc.

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Tue, 02-15-2011 - 6:06pm

Well, yes, difference in opportunities will have an effect on how your life plays out. To my mind, going to Disney does not rank one way or the other, and there are many opportunities that are not directly related to money.

However, my kid is currently happily ensconced in a pleasant university studying away. Her cousins are scrounging around trying to figure out a way to FIND the money so that they might go to university. 5-6 years from now there will be a difference in how these kids' lives play out.

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Tue, 02-15-2011 - 6:07pm

LOL, i like the way you think.

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Tue, 02-15-2011 - 6:08pm

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Tue, 02-15-2011 - 6:52pm

Before I had children we decided we wouldn't do the Disney vacation.

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Tue, 02-15-2011 - 6:52pm

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Tue, 02-15-2011 - 6:53pm

I do too.

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Tue, 02-15-2011 - 8:07pm

That is a very good point.

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Tue, 02-15-2011 - 8:09pm

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