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Old 11-04-2010, 12:03 PM   #81
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All the posts have been very intreresting in the way different folks looked at distributing their wealth and how the various posters felt about those distributions. In my case, our folks started early on making sure each child was treated equally, regardless of need. Three kids. Two are college grads and one became a nurse. Folks helped all of us out numerous times with the cost and probably paid half the cost. My mother was a bookkeeper and kept books on family expenses all during her life. Mom passed away first and in going through her things, found these detailed books on how sister was given a cash amount to equal the differences in cost of educations. Lot of work on mom's part. We all are close and never had an argument, and never would have over money. Regardless, mom's books would have negated the thought. I'll bet when all was said and done, the three of us were within $50 of each other over the years. Seeing the detail of mom's books, there was never a thought of checking. That was our folk's way of handling things.

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