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Why waste your free time worrying about and wringing your hands over things that don't affect you in the slightest? "

Oh, but it does.

My nephew went to my Alma Mater and got a computer science degree. His tuition at the time was about $35,000 a year in the 1990s. ...

Fortunately, my nephew had a rich aunt who set up a trust fund that paid about 2/3rds the tuition so the parents weren't too bent out of shape paying for hit. But other kids? Ouch!

Once again, I ask: how this this affect YOU? You are retired. You've saved plenty of money to live on, your house is paid for, you've said you've done the traveling,etc. you'd like to do, still do some now. You have social security and Medicare, probably a supplemental plan, and you're financially set until you die, I hope at a very old age. You're not paying for anyone's tuition, you're not financially responsible for anyone but yourself, and it sounds like your nephew is doing great.

So why do you care?
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