He Unexpectedly Came Into Money, And His Daughter Wants Him To Use The Funds To Start Paying Off Her Student Loans, But He Thinks She Needs To Learn Some Responsibility

Dusko - - illustrative purposes only, not the actual person

This man is in his thirties and married, and he and his wife have a daughter who’s currently in college. But, to him, it feels like his daughter has been pursuing her degree for ages.

Apparently, she has already switched her major a whopping seven times over the span of three years. So, supporting her education has been nothing short of a “financial rollercoaster.”

“I’ve covered three years of tuition and dorm fees, but with every switch, it’s like starting over,” he explained.

I told her after the second switch that she’s gotta figure it out because the bank of mom and dad ain’t unlimited.”

But, very recently, he unexpectedly came into a generous chunk of change. To be clear, the money isn’t life-changing or anything. Still, the windfall is enough for him to “make some moves,” such as begin paying off debts.

His daughter found out about the money he got, too, which is why she’s recently begun hinting that he should start paying off some of her student loans.

And this has left him feeling really torn about what to do with his newfound funds.

“On one hand, I want to help her start off debt-free, but on the other, I feel like it might just enable her indecisiveness even more,” he said.

On top of that, he was considering using some of the money to do something for himself. For instance, he was thinking of fixing up his home or going away on a small vacation.

Dusko – – illustrative purposes only, not the actual person

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