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For those of you who don't know much about my history, I've got a little story for you.
From the time I was five years old, I wanted to be a teacher in the worst way. I wanted nothing more than to have my very own classroom, full of children who were ready to learn all I had to teach them.
Of course, at five years old, I didn't realize that I would have to learn everything I needed to teach. I had heard of college, but to me, a nerdy kindergartner who loved school, it was just an opportunity to spend four more years in a classroom. Probably doing coloring sheets and reading Dr. Suess all day. And snacking on graham crackers.
Actually, in a lot of ways, I wasn't far off. I spent a lot of time doing coloring sheets and reading Dr. Suess. But it wasn't in my classes. It was in the jobs at day cares and preschools and elementary schools where I worked my tail off to pay for college.
After six years of working long hours, and losing sleep to finish homework, and struggling to pay rent each month, I promised myself that when I had children, I would start their college savings plan the day they were born.
If only it were that easy.
Once again, in my naivete', I hadn't counted on the expenses of having a child. In a period of nine months, we bought a stroller, a crib, a bassinet, and assorted other baby-related items. And then there were the recurring costs to think about: diapers, formula, etc, etc., etc. And don't even get me started on the cost of the hospital stay - even after insurance. Yikes.
The problem is, in the real world - especially today's tough economy world - saving for college sometimes takes a backseat to simply living.
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