The High Price of Applying to College

When we think of college planning, we think about saving for tuition, textbooks, or living expenses. What I am focusing on is when it’s time to actually identify, visit, and apply to college. I hear from parents who have been through the process who say, “I wish someone had told me how much money...

Simple Summer Tips to Prepare for College

It’s summer time and either your kids are out for break or they will be soon. Summer is for fun and a break from the regular school year craziness. With homework, sports, band, volunteering, and projects, there isn’t much time for anything else. Summer break provides an optimal opportunity for your child to have...

How To Encourage Teens During Tough Times

Last week was part 1 of my interview with Deanne Barrett. She provided easy ways to help us better connect with our teens. In case you missed it, you can click here to read that blog. In part 2 of my interview, Deanne shares ways we can lean in, support, and encourage your teenagers during...

Ways Moms Can Better Connect With Their Teenager

As moms, we know raising a teenager can be fun but also challenging at times. Our teens may start pushing away from us to gain some independence. We were that way with our parents when we were teens, so why should we expect anything different from our own kids? Although in today’s times, we...

How A CSS Profile Impacts College Aid

This week’s blog covers the last bit of my interview with Jim Anderson of Making College Worth it.  If you miss the last two segments, Easy Tips to Reduce College Debt and Navigating the Confusing College Aid System, click on the titles to access. One of the biggest aha-ha’s I got from my meeting...

How to Get Your Child To The Next Step

Kyle, like many students, changed majors in college. He started off in Political Science but realized there wasn’t much of a career path for him. He changed his major to Education, but this was more time consuming than he preferred. He then landed in Public Relations, which he still does and enjoys. However, Kyle...

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