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Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

You should not be thinking about how to spend this money, but how to invest or save it.

This is a huge amount of money, and yet it is not even close to the amount someone your age would need to retire. (However, if you choose to, it could get you comfortably into your first home, which might be a good investment for you.)

Dear Amy: Responding to “Puzzled Parents” about insisting on As and Bs in college, we have three adult children.

We also agreed to rules with regards to paying for their college fees.

Our rules were: You must pass a class for us to continue to pay for continued tuition. You must also complete college before age 30, and our participation only covers bachelor’s degrees.

They all felt it was fair, and we are happy to say they all have degrees as of this spring.


– Proud Parents

Dear Proud: Congratulations to all of you!


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