My husband and I recently invited our daughter Olivia to speak to students attending the money-and-marriage class that we teach at our church.
The couples were given free rein to ask her questions. They were dying to know what it was like growing up under such frugal parents. Eventually, the conversation got around to borrowing for college. Olivia will be graduating from the University of Maryland at College Park next month. She’ll leave with a double major – and no debt. And we won’t have any on her behalf either. (Thank you 529 plan!)
If you’re a parent with young children, you should be interested in what she had to say.
And if you have a high school student trying to decide between a college that won’t require student loans – or very little – and one that would necessitate heavy borrowing, listen to what it feels like for a young adult not to have the burden of education debt. You can watch the video at www.facebook.com/MichelleSingletary.
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