Why I’m giving up my apartment to pay for my son’s college tuition
I’ve been working with my daughter, her husband and their young son for more than a year.
They’ve been through so much.
I’m in my mid-40s, and we’ve gone through divorce, multiple pregnancies, an early death and a lot of pain.
I’ve given up my two-bedroom apartment in a neighborhood near downtown.
It’s a place that I love dearly.
But I’m struggling to pay rent, and I’m starting to worry about how long I can afford to live there.
When I asked my daughter about her situation, she responded, “I know what you mean.”
She went on to explain that she and her husband were working at a restaurant.
Their salary is just under $20,000 a year, but they pay a lot more in rent than I do, and they want to live in an affordable area.
That’s when I decided to do something about it.
After a long process, I decided I needed to buy my daughter a new apartment.
The house she wants is $1.8 million, which isn’t far from where I live, and it would provide her with a place to live while she studies to become a pediatrician.
But it would also cost her $5,000 per month, which I am not willing to put up with.
So I decided that I needed some help to save money and pay off the mortgage.
So, I came up with an idea: I would give my daughter an apartment that was in a different part of the city, and a few years down the line I would pay off all the money owed on that lease.
I told her that I would be donating my apartment and any future money I earn from the business I own to help her pay off her student loans.
I’d like to do it in the first year, so she could be financially independent after that.
So she called me and told me that she wanted to be my financial supporter.
It was the most exciting moment of my life.
I was so happy.
My daughter and I have lived in the same apartment for about seven years now.
We started dating in 2012, and she moved out with her boyfriend in March.
We have been together for about six months.
I didn’t realize that I’d need her to do all that work.
And I couldn’t believe how much I missed her.
I knew that I was making a mistake.
I realized that I could afford to buy her a new place in the neighborhood.
I figured that if I wanted to help my daughter financially, I would make a small donation to her college fund, and give her a better apartment that would help her repay the loan.
It was a no-brainer.
So, I sent an email to the apartment management company and said, “Hey, I want to help out my daughter.”
I explained that I’m working with a financial aid agency to help pay off my daughter’s student loans and to make sure that she can repay her loans in the future.
They agreed to donate some of the money I’m owed and would help pay for her tuition and other expenses.
We made a donation of about $25 to the college fund.
The rest of the $25 went to paying for my daughter to get a new job and her rent and utilities.
But we couldn’t afford the $5-a-month rent, so we had to make up the difference.
It has been a struggle for me, but I know that it was worth it.
I can’t wait to see how my daughter does in college.
Since I can pay off this loan, I will now start paying off the other $1,000.
I also hope that I will be able to help other students who are facing financial hardship as well.
I am working on a book about my experience with the student loan forgiveness program, and my goal is to make the book as accessible as possible.
And I hope that by giving to this program, I can show other parents who have lost their home to foreclosure and who are struggling with student loans that there are other ways to help their kids.
Read more about college affordability here.