We are now on the countdown to graduation and the Princess is in high stress mode. She had hoped to exempt most of her finals, but a severe migraine in February put her over the allowed number of class absences to exempt --- so she's taking 3 finals out of 5. And of course those 3 finals are in her 3 hardest classes!
Also, every single teacher seems to have assigned massive projects in the last 3 weeks of school. These are huge and detailed and count for a HUGE percentage of the final grade!
For her Economics class, they are having to make a budget of living expenses as if they had graduated from college and are starting their first job living on their own. They have to go to the grocery store to "shop" for groceries, plan menus, evaluate utility costs, rent, insurance, entertainment, gasoline, etc. The one that got me though, was that they had to "buy" a brand new car!!!!!!!
Really? Really? Isn't consumer debt one of those things that gets freshly minted graduates in trouble?
A new car? A Brand New Car? I think I had a mild stroke when I read the assignment. There is NO WAY (I hope) that the Princess would be buying a brand spanking new car fresh out of college. I think I was actually almost 30 when I bought my first (and only) brand new car. Sheesh!
At the end of the assignment though, the Princess did comment that "Car payments suck --- there is NO money to do hardly anything fun because of that stupid thing!" Hmmmmm..... maybe her teacher had a point there.