He Spent His Kid’s College Tuition To Remodel His Kitchen: Is He Wrong?
A Reddit user shares a story of his daughter who dropped out of college and decided to move in with her boyfriend and work in their family’s business. So, he and his wife decided to use the remaining money to remodel their kitchen.
They Were Against Their Daughter Moving In With Her Boyfriend
The original poster (OP) said he and his wife adamantly advised against their daughter moving in with her boyfriend. However, their daughter wanted to access the college money for herself, but OP told her they saved it for her tuition. And he warned her they would spend the money on something else if she left.
When things didn’t work out with her boyfriend, and she couldn’t find a job she liked, OP’s daughter wanted to go back to college. She was shocked when she learned OP spent the money.
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She Thought They Were Bluffing
OP reminded her that they had a conversation about her leaving and they would spend it. But his daughter’s only response was that she “thought we were bluffing.”‘
Now, OP’s daughter says they still need to pay for her college. But instead, OP told her she needed to work part-time and attend community college. OP’s wife thought they could afford to help their daughter financially, but OP pointed out that they were nearing retirement age and didn’t want to away from their savings.
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The Community Weighs In
Reddit users say, “But I thought you were bluffing,” is a feeble excuse, and she won’t be allowed to use the same argument when making life-changing decisions tied to conditions by the people financing you. This user says OP’s daughter decided to drop out and should now be accountable for her choices.
Other Reddit users noticed how quickly OP moved forward to remodel his kitchen. They said OP probably was savings for college tuition for years. So, it was strange to them, especially since 19 and 20-year-olds typically make poor decisions.
Is OP wrong for spending his daughter’s college tuition to remodel his kitchen? Should have OP’s daughter taken her parent’s advice more seriously? Should OP have waited a little longer before spending the money?
This article was produced and syndicated by Parent Portfolio.
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