Originally Posted by Brat
With regard to 'fairness'. When we were filling out FAFs for our kids as they entered college I considered the 'deals' that the spendthrift parents of their classmates would get as a result. That wasn't fair either.
That irritated DW and me back when our children started college. We personally knew those who made considerably more than us and lived the good life that qualified for the deals and we did not because we were frugal.
A long time ago my daughter (about 10 at the time) had come home from school all upset. At the end of her spilling her guts,she made the statement "....and that is not fair." I told her there are a lot of situations we will encounter in life that are not fair. It has been that way in the past and will be that way in the future.