Don’t Let College Planning Fall Apart

For many of us, either our teens are already in school or just about to start. Once it begins, we get into the hustle and bustle of our regular routines. We make sure our teens get to school, take them to band or sports practices, and ensure they get their homework done. Amid our...

Helping Your Child Avoid Being a Straggler After College

I have dreams for my kids and my life. I envision them happily graduating from high school, then attending college which launches them into a career that they thrive in. They are living on their own, making money, and enjoying life. My husband and I are happy and enjoying our retirement years. Do you...

A Career Decision That Turned into $80,000 in Debt

A parent shared with me that her first child, John, always wanted to be an anesthesiologist. Ever since he was in middle school, John was sure that was the career he wanted. The parents felt confident about his choice because that was what he wanted to do for so many years. So, their son...

The Best Way To Work With The High School Guidance Counselor

I have talked before about how it’s not the guidance counselor’s responsibility to fully prepare your child about their future.  It’s the parent’s responsibility. You can click here to read the blog if you missed it. I did have one parent comment that it’s the child’s and parent’s responsibility. I fully agree, but as...

How to Avoid Putting Your Retirement On Hold

A parent recently told me…… “I am facing retirement in less than two years. I wish I put my children’s hopes and dreams into perspective. College kids aren’t the only ones who take out education loans. More parents need to understand the impact of their child’s future on their own hopes and dreams.” Debbie,...

The Secret to Saving Money When Paying for College

The number one challenge for parents with teenagers is paying for college. Let’s look at the numbers. $20,000 (average cost of college per year) x 4 = $80,000 That is if your child goes to school for just four years. Research shows that the average length has gone from four to six years. If...

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