@Eric18 I'm pretty sure the added costs of that zipcar trip would actually make costco more expensive. Why is DC filled with myopic twits like you?
I think this is a great idea. My fancy pants college thought that talking seriously about careers and debt and how to pay your own way after college was simply too gauche to consider. Anything that would make them take it seriously would be great.
@stuffisthings I guess that does make sense, although that would drive up childcare costs because getting stuck in traffic on the beltway means paying big surcharges to your daycare. Depressing to think that even this pretty large number is underestimating the actual costs.
Where on earth are they getting those housing costs?? It should be at least double that. Edit: Unless this is calculated on bare minimum standards where the children all share 1 bedroom?
Logan! You are so close to paying off that card! It seems weird to be proud of someone I don't know, but I definitely am.
@polka dots vs stripes I tip if I'm being a pain, and always dump the change in if I paid in cash. I once worked at an icecream parlor in a small town where rich dads would bring in the entire little league team at once (so at least a dozen screaming children all wanting sundaes) and the would NEVER TIP. I knew a lot of these guys and knew exactly what car they drove and what they did for a living. I also knew they were assholes after that.
@lizard Basically everyone on this thread who has said she was a shitty mother, so who cares?
@Morbo Except that according to our legal system, she did become a passable parent...but not for all of her children. Clearly something went wrong here that is not just that she was a bad parent. That story is nice to tell ourselves because it means we as a society didn't do anything wrong, but it doesn't make it true.
@lizard So if the foster parents raise successful kids, that's proof that they were good parents, if she raises successful kids it's a fluke. Got it.