College seems like a big racket these days to me. I know lots of folks paying 
off student loans all their life that don't really make that much money.

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> On Jul 17, 2015, at 9:04 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes 
> <> wrote:
> Depends on the education. 
> On average a degree in anything is a big step up, a degree in something 
> useful is a huge step up especially if you've worked real hard and gotten 
> yourself some experience through an internship or summer job.
> -Curt
>      From: Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes <>
> To: Mercedes Discussion List <> 
> Cc: Kaleb C. Striplin <> 
> Sent: Friday, July 17, 2015 9:59 AM
> Subject: Re: [MBZ] S500 Ouchies
> And what exactly is the value of an education these days?
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Jul 17, 2015, at 8:24 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes <> 
>> wrote:
>> That will be the current approach, but I will replace the car. Back in my 
>> day I could drive a beater but I don't want my kids driving them. It's a 
>> matter of personal preference.
>> The rule here is that as long as you're in school full time the house 
>> provides wheels and covers expenses.  He's a damned good student and a 
>> responsible kid for his age. I consider keeping him in a nice car a perk, 
>> and he knows it and is very, very appreciative. Most of his non-college 
>> buddies drive beaters they are constantly patching together to keep on the 
>> road. I want him to understand the value of an education and the ability to 
>> have and afford nice things as a result. Seeing that contrast on a daily 
>> basis makes a very powerful impression - it has on him, for sure.
>> As the son of a first generation immigrant, I have worked hard to get where 
>> I am. I want my kids to have nice things and be successful, and if I can 
>> contribute to that while making sure they have a good set of values and 
>> appreciate what it takes to get where we are, I'm happy to do so.
>> Dan
>> Sent from my iPad
>>> On Jul 17, 2015, at 9:02 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes 
>>> <> wrote:
>>> Eh. Just bash it back into approximately the right shape and replace the 
>>> light. College kid right? He drives what rolls, if he doesn't like it he 
>>> can get a job and buy his own car...
>>> -Curt
>>>     From: Dan Penoff via Mercedes <>
>>> To: Okie Benz <> 
>>> Cc: Dan Penoff <> 
>>> Sent: Friday, July 17, 2015 5:39 AM
>>> Subject: Re: [MBZ] S500 Ouchies
>>> I looked there as well. They h


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