I guess that’s why it’s called “personal finance”? :)

I have a 15 year old, but have made it pretty clear that we won’t be able to help much with college. He’s not the academic type. That brings up a whole ‘nother can of worms, but he says he wants to be a High School English teacher, and yet he feels that if he makes C’s, that’s ok. Not because that’s the best he can do, but because he’s lazy. I told him I’d pay his tuition to go to Tech school, and set him on the road towards a career. If he’s determined to be an English teacher, he’ll have to find his own way there.
If I sound unsupportive, I’m not. I’ve done all that I can to get his grades up, but it’s on him. Leading a horse to water and all that.

As far as the rental is concerned, I’d hate to dump *more* money into it and then end up selling it. But I guess if that happens, it happens. It’s not a sure-bet we’d get our money back, but there’s a good chance of it.

I think we are just going to put money aside (the way DR recommends when someone is facing lay-off or pregnancy) until we can make a good, solid decision.

Thanks to all of you for your advice. Plenty of time to figure it out 😉