Their Adult Children Asked For Their $100,000 College Fund Even Though They’re Successful Now – Is The Parent In The Wrong to Decline?

A parent planned to retire early after their adult children’s college savings accounts were left unused, but the children became angry, believing they were still entitled to the money. 

Allocating Funds For Education

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Initially, the college account was intended for their children’s education. The parent put aside a significant sum of money for each child so that they could afford to go to college and build a comfortable future for themselves. 

Unused College Funds

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The oldest child used their account to attend a trade school, but this was relatively inexpensive. The other daughter attended a low-cost community college before eventually dropping out. This left a remaining $50,000 in each of the accounts.

Successful Children

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Despite the barely used college funds, the two older children succeeded in establishing a comfortable life for themselves in their respective lives. “The oldest makes 6 figures at this point, and my daughter married well off, and if they did divorce, she would get a lot”, the person wrote.

A Big Decision

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The parent realized that their $100,000 investment was not necessary after all, and withdrew the cash from the fund. As their children no longer needed the financial support, the parents decided to use the money to finance early retirement. 

Revealing The Decision

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The parent brought up this decision during a dinner conversation, which led to anger and accusations from their children. Both expressed their belief that they still deserved the money in the accounts, even though they had not contributed financially to them. 

Defending Themselves

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The parent defended their decision, explaining to the children that the hard-earned money was invested to support the children through college, and as they were now settled adults, it wasn’t their decision what the money was spent on. 

The Children’s Reaction

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Despite the explanation and the parent pointing out that the money was not earned by them, the children were not satisfied. The parent wrote that “they were furious – they both called me rude and selfish.”

Feeling Selfish

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Fuelled by the children’s negative reception of the decision, the parent began experiencing doubts, questioning whether they had acted unreasonably. They grappled with the conflicting views and emotions surrounding this financial decision that had sparked friction within their family, wondering if the decision had been selfish. 

The Internet’s Thoughts

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In emotional turmoil, the person posted their story on an online forum, hoping for reassuring responses. One commenter gave them exactly that in a single logical sentence: “You paid for their education with your money. Whatever is left over is yours to do what you want with.”

A Person Commented

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Taking things to a more accusative level, another commenter made the following judgement: “If my parents told me they’d saved money in case I needed it, but now that I don’t need that money, it would help them to retire early, I’d be nothing short of overjoyed for them. The level of entitlement and lack of appreciation of your kids is pretty shocking.”

Another Commenter Comically Added

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“Yeah, there was no need to tell them anything, lol”.

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