Yup. While I did not have my own kids, I financially helped out family members who were struggling for years. In addition, my partner has two kids from a previous marriage. They are in college now and that ain’t cheap. You also have to consider, it is more expensive because kids now have all of these expensive electronics (tablets, phones, laptops) they think they have to have. In some cases, need to have, like a laptop, especially for school. In our case, just his daughter has been through 4 laptops, 3 iPads, and 4 iPhones in the last 5 years because she is really hard on her stuff. Just sayin’, there is the added expense beyond the things we had back in the day before people were walking around with $700+ computers the size of phones in their pockets. Oh, as for the son, he had $6k worth of braces. Kids are expensive.