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Do you think your children will be better off than you financially?
Yes, they already are.
No, I don't.
Yes, they are on the path or have the opportunity.
No, I'm the Queen Mum.

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I voted Queen Mum, but we are cheerfully child-free.

Chili
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Hard to say.

DS is a public school teacher. Tenure is meaningless now--he's at the mercy of his students' intelligence, motivation, and states of mind and health on NCLB test day, He used to have secure employment; now he doesn't. Although he contributes 11% of his gross salary into his pension, I suppose they could still cut his pension. He started teaching at age 21 and could retire at full pension at age 58. Now no matter what age you started, full pension is age 60. His GF is also a teacher, perhaps more secure as a phys Ed/health teacher.

DD earns a modest living as a social science researcher, but her husband is a cancer researcher who makes 3/4 of their income or more. If govt funding is greatly reduced, his income goes down with it.
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Do you think your children will be better off than you financially?

Two kids. One, yes. One, no.

culcha
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Studies show the #1 indicator of how financially well-off a child will be is....his father's income. Second is both parents' education level.

Yep, America isn't quite as financially mobile as they'd have you believe. Being born on third base is the surest way to hit a home run.
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