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The Last Tuition Payment…Ever

Excuse me while I cartwheel across the family room

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Fifteen years and four months ago, I started a college fund for my kids with high hopes. Even though my ex-husband and I had talked about college funds for many years, he had never gotten ‘round to opening them. (Because he had an MBA in Finance, he insisted on managing our…




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Tina L. Smith

Tina L. Smith

Writer, humorist, animal lover, lifelong language geek (er, I proofread for fun). I write on diverse topics that catch my fancy. Everything but haiku(tm). [she]

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