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    Default How did they afford Military School?




    How did Lois and Hal afford Military school? Military school is really expensive and as we know they are poor.



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    Default Re: How did they afford Military School?

    Yeah, I reckon. I was watching Clip Show #2 the other day and was wondering the same thing. Maybe they used one of the probably fifty-thousand credit cards they have

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    Default Re: How did they afford Military School?

    Lois said to Francis "we went without for that school." Obvious maybe, but there were plenty of sacrifices.

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    Default Re: How did they afford Military School?

    I think they felt that was the only choice they had and they had to afford it somehow. If they didn't they felt like they would be failures as parents because Francis would be a failed person.

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    Default Re: How did they afford Military School?

    I believe they were able to afford it because, if Im not mistaken, in one episode(Im trying to remember the name of the ep), Lois made a statement that sending Francis to military school is what made them as poor as they are(so, obviously, they would be doing better if Francis hadn't gone).
    But aren't we all glad that the school made Francis the man he is?

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    Default Re: How did they afford Military School?

    With all the trouble Francis caused being at home, maybe it would have been more expensive not to send him to military school...

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    Good thinking. But still, they must have paid a lot of things by credit cards to get up to $26 - 28,000 in debt as Lois mentioned in "Pearl Harbour". But they would have had Malcolm, Reese and Dewey's school fees on top of the cost for Francis to be at Military School too. On that note, how would Hal have been able to sacrifice a day's pay every Friday when the family needed that money?

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    Default Re: How did they afford Military School?

    Most American corporations pay what is called a salary rather than by the hour. Basically it means that if Hal got paid $30,000 a year, he would get that amount no matter how much he worked. It's a wonder he wasn't fired, yes, but as far as pay is concerned, as long as he worked there he would get his full salary.

    On that note, a job like Lois' as a cashier would pay by the hour so the more hours the better for her.

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