Investing in an Education


Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week, 11 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.

Secret Subject Swap

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My Subject is….

You go to the bank and find out that there has been a deposit made into your checking about for 10,000. The deposit is a gift from a long past Uncle. Now what would you do with the money?

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Holy Moly, if only I could wake up one morning to find $10,000. Heck, I’d be happy with an extra $1,000.

After checking with the bank a thousand times and getting numerous notarized letters that this is in fact my money, I would finally let out a huge sigh of relief.

$7,000 would be put directly in my son’s college fund and $3,000 would be put directly in my son’s savings account. Sure it would be nice to pay of some debt or build our savings, but knowing AJ has money for his future is more important to me.

That extra money could make a huge difference in his plans for the future. AJ might decide to go to college, earn degrees, and build a career, Or he might decide to learn a trade and open his own business. Either way we would not only support him, but know he would have a great foundation to start his journey.

I’ll admit, I have ulterior motives, I want him to remember how nice I was to him. Why? It;’s simple, when it comes time for him to choose my nursing home, I want him to choose based on my needs and happiness rather than price.


About karen

Karen is married to a big kid and mom to a head strong, only child. She is happy with her family of three, along with their spoiled fur baby. Karen works full time as a teacher and still finds time to blog, read, crochet, and cook. Follow along as she enjoys this life.


Investing in an Education — 7 Comments

  1. Totally agree with how you spend that money, funding or helping to fund our kids’ future is what most parents hope to be able to do. It’s not always possible, but any help is great.
    And I love your ulterior motive, hysterical!

  2. You’re such a good Mom, Karen! I was remembering your last swap and thought, now they’re finally getting decent health care!
    Love your “side product” – here’s to hoping that AJ, thanks to his college fund, will become that big shot in the corporate world, and thus will have the funds to take good care of you if / when you need it!

  3. Ha! That’s a great plan! I had forgotten what prompt I had used for this month. You did a great job with it. My kids are grown so I would take one hell of a vacation! I know that’s awful, but I’d bring them a souvenir!

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