"Why should I invest for my child's future needs like education or marriage?", asked a reader. "Why can't I simply get them an education loan?", "why can't they foot their own marriage bill?".
Well, we need to invest what we can for the simple reason that life does not pan out the way we plan. Especially when their school graduation is years away. While retirement is the number one financial goal, anyone who says they will not be spending a dime for their children's college education/marriage are either not yet parents or just not being practical.