Originally Posted by mikey23545
Counting things like housing and transportation as part of your educational expenses (which is what you are doing) is bogus as hell. You would have to pay for things like that whether you are going to college or not. That's like saying a new wardrobe for yourself will cost $20,000 because you include the price of the car you are going to use to ride around and go shopping for the outfit.
Bigger difference than you think. Maybe not so much for me, because I'm not 18 years old. A kid living at home to save up money for those expenses and be able to move out when he's ready is considerably different then going off to college, forced to live in a dorm, and eat out because there's no kitchen.
The difference being is that a wealthy person can afford to pay his mortgage and help with rent and college expenses.