Dad's College Fund Conundrum: Fairness or Favoritism? 😱💰🎓

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Imagine this: You're a single parent, you've found love again, and you're about to blend your families. You've got your kids' futures all planned out, with college funds neatly tucked away. But then, a bombshell drops - your partner hasn't saved a dime for her child's education. 😱 Now, she wants you to split your kids' college funds to cover her child's tuition too. What would you do? Meet our conflicted dad, stuck in a whirlwind of family drama, financial dilemmas, and moral ambiguity. 🎭💰👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

A Modern Family Blend 🏡💕

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Money Matters 💰🔍

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The Future Beckons 🎓💭

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The Unpleasant Surprise 😲💔

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The Proposal 📉💰

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The Retirement Fund Debacle 🚫👵🏻👴🏻

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The Accusation 😡👨‍👧

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The Fallout 💔😔

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Seeking Perspective 🤔🌍

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A Love Story Turned Financial Fiasco: Who's in the Wrong? 🤷‍♂️💔💰

In a modern twist of love and finances, our dad finds himself in a pickle. He's been diligently saving for his kids' college education, only to discover his partner, Alice, hasn't done the same for her daughter. Now, Alice suggests they 'even things out' by dividing his kids' college funds three ways. But our dad isn't having it, sparking a heated debate about fairness, favoritism, and future plans. The fallout? Their relationship hangs in the balance, and the prospect of marriage seems unlikely. But who's really in the wrong here? Let's delve into the internet's top responses to this intriguing dilemma. 🕵️‍♀️🌐💬

NTA - Comment and replies discuss the unfairness of draining college funds.

PanBred | PanBred

NTA. Finally! A GOOD PARENT here! Good lord, it gets ridiculous. 😱💰🎓

MamaC2011 | MamaC2011

🚩 NTA... Alice's late request for money seems sketchy. 🧐

illumiknottyweave | illumiknottyweave

NTA. Separate finances and prenup. Alice's reaction is immature 😱

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"NTA, for this alone: 'Alice is accusing me of not caring about Eliza – that I would find a way if it was my child.' Presumably Alice cares about Eliza, and Eliza is her child... so she doesn't get to make remarks like this unless she also found a way. So what's her excuse?" 😮

DemocraticPumpkin | DemocraticPumpkin

Santa says NTA. Alice is being unreasonable. Eliza needs loans. 😱💰

Santa_Hates_You | Santa_Hates_You

NTA. Standing up for your kids and yourself. 💪

throwawaythanksgg | throwawaythanksgg

"NTA. Money belongs to Katie and Mark. Treating kids equal applies."

miaaaa664 | miaaaa664

NTA. It's entitled to expect financial burden out of nowhere. 🤔

shizukaskies | shizukaskies

NTA: Dad saved money for specific person. Alice's expectation unreasonable. 😱

CMSkye | CMSkye

Fairness first! It's their money, not Alice's. NTA 💰

um_thatsnice | um_thatsnice

NTA. NAPB? National association of plant breeders? NTA, OP. 👍

7thReddit | 7thReddit

Unfair college fund plan causing family tension 😱

Barrel-Of-Tigers | Barrel-Of-Tigers

"NTA. Setting up a fund now and possibly cosigning a loan. 💰🎓"

Jendi2016 | Jendi2016

Fairness or favoritism? NTA prioritizes kids' future despite negligence. 💰

[deleted] | [deleted]

NTA. Stand up for your kids and their college fund! 💪🏻👏

BLTSandwiches | BLTSandwiches

Combining families can lead to unfairness and insurmountable resentments. 😱

bluehills29 | bluehills29

Financial struggles, college options, and relationship troubles: a complicated situation. 💰

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NTA. Protecting your own children's future. College is still attainable.

Horror-Dingo | Horror-Dingo

Rewarding lack of planning? Not the a**hole here! 😱

RagaMuffinSun | RagaMuffinSun

Eliza's daughter deserves equal financial opportunities. Not the a**hole. 💰

msbx76 | msbx76

NTA: Her request for your kids' college funds was awful 😱💰🎓

curiousbelgian | curiousbelgian

NTA: Being prepared for your own child is not your fault.

nurse27 | nurse27

Alice's motives questioned in college fund dispute. 🤔

LordInnsmouth | LordInnsmouth

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