................... Posted June 21, 2019 Share Posted June 21, 2019 THis is a great thread. At my son's future college, all the parents on the Parent Facebook page talk about Uber. When we visited for orientation I was really confused because you can get around the entire campus on free shuttle busses, and you can walk anywhere on campus and you can walk to a Target and CVS which are literally on the edge of campus, and on the rare occasion you'd need to go truly off campus (maybe specialist doctor, or Walmart trip or shopping somewhere for clothes other than Target), you can take the same bus system for 1.75 round trip! So, why in the world would you uber around all the time? Or taxi for that matter, they're both rarely necessary and definitely a luxury. I've also talked to my son about eating out. He is very tempted by the pizza place downtown, but at 12.00 for a gluten free pizza, that is a lot more expensive than his Meal Plan which is only about 2.75 per meal (and already paid for.) so he will definitely need to say "no" sometimes when other kids with more money are heading downtown to eat out. 🙂 Another idea I had, is to make my son pay for his own textbooks. This will give him incentive to find good deals, shop around, and RETURN the rentals on time! 🙂 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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