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Loosening the apron strings

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Our soccer kid turned 16 last week and just found out today that she's been accepted into a full-time modestly paid summer internship program. And our college kid has accepted a co-op position so he will be working full-time all summer and fall. This is one of those days that I feel time slipping by much too fast. These kids are growing up at warp speed!

This also means that we're going to need a third car; the hub and I can car-pool for the summer, but the kids will each need a car since their jobs will require working at multiple locations. So, back to my household finances excel file and time to think hard about how to budget for this. Especially the insurance - adding another teenager to our auto insurance is going to be kind of frightening!
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  • BUTTONPOPPER1
    Congratulations! You have done great, and your children have worked so hard for these wonderful opportunities. You should give yourself a pat on the back, because without their parents' guidance and support (and lots of excel files!), your children might not have achieved all this. You all must be very excited! What a happy summer it looks like you're going to have!
    1854 days ago
  • KENDRACARROLL
    Good luck resolving your car situation. Adding youngsters to car insurance surely is a financial burden.
    Congrats on raising wonderfully responsible kids. Well done, mom!
    I was happy to let mine go and shifting responsibility where it belongs after they reach a certain age.
    Your soccer kid still has a couple of years to go before she leaves the nest - enjoy.
    1855 days ago
  • COOP9002
    they always do. our oldest got married last summer and our youngest is almost finished with middle school. how can this be possible?

    enjoy the ride!
    1855 days ago
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