Posted by Bob (Md) on February 04, 2001 at 02:31:20:
My opinion is that kids ought to spend a couple years in the “real world” before heading off to college. Also, I think that if they have to contribute to the cost, they’ll value it more.
So, I guess the best of both worlds would be to teach them about real estate, let them make some money after high school doing REI hands-on, and then have them put themselves thru college with the profits!
I have a 20-yr old son that has just now gotten enough of a “clue” about life that he’s decided to go to college for real. I have an 18-yr old son who’s on the national honor roll and decided to lay out for a year or two before college to save up some money and figure out what he really wants to do with his life. They both make me darn proud. I wish I had been that smart when I was that young. By the way, I just bought both of them a copy of “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” ;-).