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By theaaxis - / Wednesday 26 November 2014 21:43 / United States
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Well, if she wants to buy a car, she should be allowed. It stinks that she makes you return her gift, though. It's a gift, after all

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#1: You look like a douchebag, and you comment like a douchebag. Sometimes I t's neat how the stereotype fits, isn't it?

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And you didn't even use an apostrophe... This double grammar nazi fail is just too much for me.

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Yeah it's her money but it was also her choice to have a kid. To me, bringing a kid into the world when you know full well that you won't be assisting in getting him/her a higher education is not okay.

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I'm scatterbrained tonight. I forgot to add that it wasn't right of her to demand the money back if it was a gift or something like that. :(

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it is totally different from our situation in china ,parents supporting us until we graduate from college

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Well... I hate to break it to you but OP clearly stated that the mom bought a car as opposed to paying for her college.

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European countries that have free college are the nicest countries on earth. I'd be happy for the U.S. to just have better healthcare or free healthcare, let alone free college. Especially considering some people pay a couple hundred grand for college. My dentist said he has $300,000 in student loan debt. That's insane!

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She GAVE him the money, so it would be extremely rude to ask for it back, and it's somewhat of a parental responsibility to pay for their child's college

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It is not the parents responsibility to pay for college. College is an optional continuation of education and therefore should be the responsibility of the person attending. However, if the money was a gift then she should not have asked for it back unless it was needed for something important like rent or a doctors bill.

Man that sucks OP. I worked 3 jobs recently. I'm down to one now. I know how hard it is. I had to drop out of college because of stuff like that.

Well, if she wants to buy a car, she should be allowed. It stinks that she makes you return her gift, though. It's a gift, after all

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if the mom is able to buy a new car, then she probably doesn't need those extra $500. just saying. OPs mom is messed up, can't she see her kid is struggling and working hard for an education?

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Maybe she needs the extra 500 BECAUSE she just spent everything on a car? She doesn't sound like she's the best with money.

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It was a pretty damn nice car, and yes, my mother is pretty set. She's making about $78,000 a year, and living well within her means. It was definitely the principle of the thing.

It's certainly not required that she pay for your schooling, but on the other hand it's definitely not right to take back something she's already given you.

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If a mother and a father think about having a son, before they do it, they should at least have money for your education, is pointless "having a son" to leave him with no future, my parents stopped buying me things since i got my first job, and i mean anything, clothes, games, books, etc, but they are the first ones saying that if someday i want to go back to school, they want to pay it

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#78 So before anyone has kids, they should ask themselves "will we be able to afford to pay for our kid to go to college in 18+ years time?"

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My parents said if I wanted to go to college that I would have to pay for it myself. It's not their job to control My life anymore. My dad had the same deal. It shouldn't be the parents job to save for kids to go to college. What if the kid doesn't want to go to college? Yes parents want to see their children succeed, as I want my child to do. But doing everything for them teaches them to be like the Brits, super dependent on their parents for everything and pretty much on the mothers tit until

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My family has the tradition of the parents budgeting for college for their children. As they expect the same of me if I have kids. It has a tactile reason of being able to have 1 job and to spend the rest of time on college. However, academic success is expected in HS and College. I've also taken 50 hours of dual-credit courses in high school to save money.

OP didn't say that his mother is supposed to pay for his education--what's wrong with this situation is that the mother is asking for OP to return the money that she GAVE him! It was a gift and she should NOT be asking for it back. FYL OP :(

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