$150,000 a year just for tuition!!!! They are so fucked!!!
My sister has three kids in private school!
|by Anonymous||reply 52||06/09/2013|
Oh my goodness OP, that is a lot of money! Sounds like you rub elbows with some pretty important people. What are they like? Did your sister marry into this money or does she have a high paying job? Or did you all grow up wealthy? Sorry for all the questions, I just can't imagine shelling out that kind of $$$$ for anything let alone private school, I just find it really fascinating how some people live a whole different lifestyle! I would have killed to go to private school.. did you go to private school?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/03/2013|
Well, smell your sister! I am carrying two kids financially: 1 in a day school for $25,000 and another boarding for a bit over $38,000. Then college looms over me at an average of $50,000 per. So yea, we're fucked...
|by Anonymous||reply 2||05/03/2013|
Can she actually afford it?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/03/2013|
I'm not sure if she can afford it. Her husband is an entertainment lawyer but it still seems like an awful lot of money. I have no idea how much he makes. (any guess?) (Plus they have a 2 million dollar mortgage.)
She's kind of real housewifey... she was kind of a wall flower in school and I think she overcompensates nowadays to show off. We were middle class growing up (we went to private schools too but they weren't that expensive at the time and it was the late 80s so lots of people were well off (you could get 20% interest on a savings account and parents saved money back then)
|by Anonymous||reply 4||05/03/2013|
[quote] you could get 20% interest on a savings account
|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/03/2013|
20% interest?!! Where the fuck did your family bank, the Cayman Islands?!
I was very frugal when I first started working in the late 1970s, I saved for years, most of that money was in a bank. I never recall that type of interest, even the few CDs I had back then didn't very well.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/03/2013|
or maybe 18% I have statements from a money market account I had as a kid and that was the interest shockingly.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/03/2013|
Your family sounds like they were pretty savvy with their money, OP. Good for them (and for you). I love that you saved those statements all of these years. You sound like one of those people that's really super organized and saves everything but very neatly. I love it!
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/03/2013|
Are you a Hilton, OP?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/03/2013|
no r9. My private school was only like 9 thousand a year housing included. Times have really changed. Lots of kids in my high school went to private school it wasn't as upper class a thing back then.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/03/2013|
SLAP THEM, SLAP THEM VICIOUSLY!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/03/2013|
[Lots of kids in my high school went to private school]
I lost you OP. Your high school was private right?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||05/03/2013|
no, public. (well and by lots I mean maybe 20.....I guess it wasn't "lots")
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/03/2013|
"only like 9 thousand a year"
LOL The average American can't spend that kind of money sending their kids to school, especially if they have more than one or two kids.
Do you know how much the annual income is for the average American family of four? People are barely scrapping by these days yet here you are on DL talking about private school tuition prices!
|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/03/2013|
Where I live the public schools are so lousy, sending your child to one of them falls just short of child abuse.
I know several parents who work two or three jobs so send their children of parochial or private schools.
Is it worth it? The parents think so. Their children get into highly competitive colleges and universities and several get into medical school or competitive graduate programs
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/03/2013|
So when did you go to private school, middle school?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/03/2013|
R14 SOUNDS POOR.
Why is it whenever the upper class gather to discuss upper class type problems there is always someone like r14 who has to chime in whine about the problems of those kind of people.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/03/2013|
many people do r14....the private schools are pretty full. no?
and this was in the eighties as I said. There was much less consumerism. Many parents started saving when a kid was born. People didn't travel, didn't buy expensive stuff etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/03/2013|
OP I am very very confused. First you said you went to private school (apparently boarding school as the $9000 included housing). Then you said that your high school was public and that you did not go to private school?
Help me out here, I know I am missing something.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/03/2013|
Lol, I really can't understand the breeder mentality. I would rather blow up the $150,000 a year on things I like/want/need than in ungrateful brats.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/03/2013|
Why do you care OP? It's their money, who cares how they spend it.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||05/03/2013|
r19...public high school....private college
|by Anonymous||reply 22||05/03/2013|
R4 Who are his clients? Entertainment lawyers usually get a flat 5% of what their clients make. So if he has 10 clients who make $1M each a year he makes $500K/year.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||05/03/2013|
yes r21..I wish I had a huge mortgage and had to pay out that much per year.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/03/2013|
Are you British, OP? In America when someone says "I went to private school" they normally don't mean college (unless the conversation was already about college).
So you were a kid in the late 80s (based on your bank statments), and then you went to private college, I guess that would have to have been the 90s.
What private college in the 90s only cost $9000 including housing? Are you sure about that?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||05/03/2013|
r23 the head of his firm has some famous clients but his mostly seem to be tv writers and directors.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||05/03/2013|
no I went to college in 88. Maybe it was more...I don't know.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||05/03/2013|
Do lawyers have to split the money with the whole firm? There are lots of partners but the head lawyer seems to have all the cool clients.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||05/03/2013|
So your sister's kids, are they in private school or private college? (Because I think most people on this thread are under the impression you meant private high school).
|by Anonymous||reply 29||05/03/2013|
Is this in NYC? In L.A., the best private high schools are $32-35K a year. Ergo 3 kids would not be $150,000 for tuition. Of course, even at $32K+ a year, the schools still expect ongoing donations for school support, plus there are the 2 week "immersion" trips and field students take, that can cost $3K a trip, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||05/03/2013|
oops I meant private colleges....sorry. The sad part is the have a fourth kid who is the nicest and gay. I just hope they have money left for her.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||05/03/2013|
R28 I am sure there are others better informed on this topic but this is what I have gathered from my lawyer friends. The heads of the firm usually have the "good" clients but they don't actually do the nuts and bolts work. They mostly do the client courting, hand holding and ass kissing. Then they filter the drudge work down to the associates/jrs. If you bring in enough of your own "good" clients and make partner you get to participate in the overall take.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||05/03/2013|
[quote] You sound like one of those people that's really super organized and saves everything but very neatly. I love it!
God, you're weird. How did you get all that from the OP saying he's got some statements from a money market he had as a kid? For all you know, they are only thing he saved from his childhood AND they're sitting in a tattered heap in the middle of his kitchen floor or something.
And, no, shelling out obscene amounts of money to send your kids to private school does not make you "some pretty important people." My brother spend 20K annually per kid to send his two kids to private fucking *preschool*, and I don't even want to know what he's spending now that they are in elementary, oh excuse me, "lower" school, and this does not make him important, it just makes him ridiculous.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||05/03/2013|
OP I though I recognized you - you are the "state school" troll! I just confirmed this with troll-dar.
A smattering of OP's recent gems:
[quote] Why do so many people seem to be going to out of state, state schools? Just seems odd.
[quote] Why on earth did Patty Hearst go to a state school? I mean really?
[quote] How do we feel about charter schools? It is odd...the people I'm having dinner with her staunch liberals...yet their kids go to a charter school.
[quote] What is the difference between a "public" school and a "private" school?
Google "state school" "datalounge" and you'll find these and many more of OP's greatest hits.
They say people can become obsessed with the oddest things, but you are really a certifiable goofball, OP. Keep rockin!
|by Anonymous||reply 34||05/03/2013|
only the first three are mine!!! and obsessed with Patty Hearst not State schools!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 35||05/03/2013|
Apparently, you are also rather obsessed with exclamation points. WTF? Why did you use about a million of them in your OP on this thread, as though the fact that three of your sister's kids (she must be a fucking brood sow, btw--three kids in college at the same time? tell the dumb bitch to close her legs if she wants to save some money) are attending private colleges is some sudden and unexpected development.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||05/03/2013|
r33/r36 seems to have hostility issues.
Exclamation points are fun!!!!!!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 37||05/03/2013|
Back to the Jahar thread...
|by Anonymous||reply 38||05/03/2013|
Wow, the OP really does have a state school fixation; now he just made an obnoxious remark on the Kent State thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||05/04/2013|
Only the poor or newly rich brag about prices.
Shoo now, go away.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||05/04/2013|
I noticed that too R39. I wonder why he cares do much. Such a weird fixation.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||05/04/2013|
Everyone needs someone to look down on.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||05/04/2013|
Eat the rich!
|by Anonymous||reply 43||05/04/2013|
Beat down the underclass!
|by Anonymous||reply 44||05/04/2013|
The OP by his own admission attended some cheap, shitty private college and has a white-trash sister who apparently squeezed out 3 kids in as many years, yet somehow he fancies himself "above" those who have graduated from institutions such as Berkeley, Michigan, and U.Va. Tee her, OP, how cute your little delusions are.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||05/04/2013|
perhaps I am just a troll who likes to provoke people like you r45. Could be....
|by Anonymous||reply 46||05/04/2013|
I went to UVA. It is not a charm school.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||05/04/2013|
A friend of a friend had a son who is interested in attending one of the service academies. The mother was talking to one of the academies' admissions personnel. The admissions person asked what high school the son would be attending (he was in eighth grade at the time). The mother said that he would attending the nearby Catholic high school, Bishop Whathisname High School..
The admissions person said it would be better if the boy attended Saint So-and-So High School. The recruiter said that St. So-and-So was perceived as a better high school. Bishop Whathisname, he said, was a good school but So-and-So had a better reputation academically and socially. The student body had Whathisname is primarily middle class, while St. So-and-So is more upper class..
The young man is going into his senior year of high school at St. So-and-So. His mother said that his education is very good, but with the longer commute to school, she wonder if she should have sent him to Whathisname, where his sister received a very good education (and accepted to a college rated "most competitive"). All questions will be answered if and when the young man gets into a service academy
|by Anonymous||reply 48||06/09/2013|
So happy I live in a country ONLY has public school system, grammar school totally free (paid by taxes), high school (three yrs) need to pay books, e-books just on their way or trade school, need to pay materials. University level, all public founded back, when I was, paid around 100$ annual. Today about the same. Now universities need to find more private money.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||06/09/2013|
Are you sure your country has ANY school system, r49? Your post is so incoherent as to make me wonder if you've ever spent a second in a classroom.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||06/09/2013|
50 I (49) got my education in Finland, many professional people from US and all around the world have visited Finland to learn why the system works and how it works. It has its problems "thanks" to financial problems in EU.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||06/09/2013|
Finland really does have one of the best educational systems in the world. Also excellent: South Korea, the Netherlands, Canada, and Singapore.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||06/09/2013|