I completely agree on that. I mean I want my kids to have a better life than I have. I had a very good childhood thanks to my dads success and of course got some hard knocks once I got onto my own. There were some times like when I lost a job due to corporate downsizing or when I was sick with Lyme’s where a little help would really have been good and it wasn’t there.I'm going to disagree just a wee bit.
It's fine in my book if the kids "fly first class" when we pass on, though I would hope they have better sense than to piss away
Both our kids worked summer jobs growing up (many of their friends parents instead giving their kids hefty allowances so they didn't need to).
They made their way with not that much help from us. They wanted to do it on their own. We paid for their educations & it basically stopped there.
I'm of the school that believes that the $ should be doled out throughout their lives as well.
As they get into their 30s & 40s etc they will have many expenses that we may be able to help them with.
What I was referring to in that post are things I’ve witnessed like the older fellow I knew who died of pneumonia because he was too cheap to hire a plumber to fix the leaks in his house. Or the guy who drove broken down crap and argued with waitresses over the price of the senior breakfast when he was sitting on a huge bank account and 3/4 mile of desirable lakeshore on one of the highest dollar lakes in the state. Or the guy who would buy paint, use 3/4 of it then go back to the hardware store and throw a huge temper tantrum about it being the wrong color so he’d get his money back.