• The High Price of Applying to College

    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 goes…Read More »
  • Parents, Help Your Child Avoid This Common Mistake

    Parents, Help Your Child Avoid This Common Mistake

    I hope everyone is enjoying the start of summer! It’s so nice to relax and take a break from the daily grind of making the bus on time, homework, and being in the car for hours shuttling our kids to different events. I recently posted an article with great tips on what high schoolers should…Read More »
  • Simple Summer Tips to Prepare for College

    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 some…Read More »
  • Four Ways To Keep Your Tween Busy Over the Summer

    Four Ways To Keep Your Tween Busy Over the Summer

    Raise your hand if you are ready for May to be done. If you are like me, your May was filled with many end-of-school-year events, graduation parties, sports events, award banquets, and so on, and so on…. In the midst of my crazy schedule, I realized I didn’t have a full plan on how to…Read More »
  • How To Encourage Teens During Tough Times

    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 tough…Read More »
  • Ways Moms Can Better Connect With Their Teenager

    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 have…Read More »
  • How A CSS Profile Impacts College Aid

    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 with…Read More »
  • Navigating the Confusing Financial Aid System

    Navigating the Confusing Financial Aid System

    How to pay for college is probably the number one stressor for parents. In my last post, I shared part of my interview with Jim Anderson of Making College Worth It. Jim helps parents find the right school based on their child’s interests and what the parent can afford.  Last week, we focused on what…Read More »
  • Easy Tips to Help You Reduce the Amount of College Debt

    Easy Tips to Help You Reduce the Amount of College Debt

    Tax time is over. Even if you are getting money back, it’s still probably not enough to cover your child’s college tuition. Here lies the main stress that many parents face when it comes to sending your child to their ideal college. How am I going to pay for it? How much college debt will…Read More »
  • How to Get Your Child To The Next Step

    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 wanted…Read More »
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