Tuesday, July 12, 2011


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of PBM Products. All opinions are 100% mine.

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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1 comment:

  1. Poo. I looked to see if I could enter to win for a child in my life, but according to the rules it has to be either my or my spouse's biological or adopted child. I can't enter on behalf of my godson. So again, I say Poo!