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by Cooper62
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: College in fall
Replies: 549
Views: 45904

Re: College in fall

Rising junior daughter at state school in Midwest just announced classes on campus in fall. They will be starting a week early, no fall break and classes end at Thanksgiving. Exams will be after Thanksgiving online. Dorms will close at Thanksgiving. I like this plan as there are only two weeks of cl...
by Cooper62
Fri May 15, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: College in fall
Replies: 549
Views: 45904

Re: College in fall

Daughter just finished her sophomore year today. Engineering major at public state flagship. Online learning has not gone well for her as an engineering major with several hands on lab classes and professors where English is not their first language. I know this happened suddenly for the professors ...
by Cooper62
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How many paid for kids' college?
Replies: 282
Views: 14226

Re: How many paid for kids' college?

Daughter is a sophomore at State flagship university. Tuition, Room and Board are approximately $30,000/year. She earned a scholarship that covers $10,000/yr. Another $6,000/yr covered by federal student loan. We pay the rest along with some help from her Grandfather. She has a job on campus giving ...
by Cooper62
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Are your personal expenses down during stay home and shelter?
Replies: 180
Views: 10946

Re: Are your personal expenses down during stay home and shelter?

Many expenses down like commuting costs, lunch money and extracurriculars for high school son, spending money for college daughter (she has a large academic scholarship contingent on maintaining a high GPA so we gave her monthly allowance so she wouldn't work too much and keep focused on the GPA), h...
by Cooper62
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Couples w/ kids: What is/was the most expensive time period of your life?
Replies: 145
Views: 12211

Re: Couples w/ kids: What is/was the most expensive time period of your life?

College age - currently have a sophomore daughter at in-state flagship university. Even after her scholarships cost is $22,000/year. Plus books, club dues, and never ending expenses/fees that come with college. I complained about all the extra expenses high school senior year but would love to go ba...
by Cooper62
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: A sad tale with a good ending ["Preferred" pharmacies vs "non-preferred"]
Replies: 45
Views: 4398

Re: A sad tale with a good ending ["Preferred" pharmacies vs "non-preferred"]

We always check how much we'd pay with insurance and without at various pharmacies and Good Rx. With insurance has always been most expensive. My daughter and I need epi-pens. Through our employer sponsored Aetna plan the cost is $230 each. Through Good Rx we got them for $100 less. We have to get n...
by Cooper62
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Finance or Accounting Degree?
Replies: 81
Views: 6523

Re: Finance or Accounting Degree?

I'm a finance/accounting double major with a CPA. I work for a Fortune 500 company in corporate finance. I started in the accounting department and moved into finance. Similar career path for many of my finance co-workers. Seems like it is easier to move from accounting into finance. Suggest looking...
by Cooper62
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Paying credit card "current balance" vs. "statement balance"
Replies: 48
Views: 4982

Re: Paying credit card "current balance" vs. "statement balance"

I ran into this recently with one of the cards. It was a Capital One card. My statement balance was higher than my current balance so I paid the lower current balance. Capital One charged me interest because I did not pay the statement balance. When I called to ask why I was charged interest they sa...
by Cooper62
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How to obtain contracted rates for medical procedures?
Replies: 97
Views: 4853

Re: How to obtain contracted rates for medical procedures?

I'm very frustrated trying to get cost information from Aetna. My family is currently covered under my employer's HDHP. We have a daughter in college with the option to use the college medical plan. I'm trying to decide if it makes sense to pay for the college medical plan or keep her on the family ...
by Cooper62
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What lifestyle creep made you happier?
Replies: 477
Views: 61518

Re: What lifestyle creep made you happier?

Monthly spa membership and audiobook subscription.
A couple coffees from Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts each week.
Additional travel - when we were younger our vacation was an annual trip within driving distance.
Now we take a few trips a year and some include flying and have added a few cruises.