Archives for May 2014

Stimulate Your Mind — Take a Summer Program!

With summer just around the corner, high school students may first bask in the glow of three months away from the stress of school.  Once that subsides, particularly for ambitious students, they’ll wonder if any options exist to keep their mind stimulated, prepare them for their future careers or possibly explore avenues they have yet opted to … [Read more...]

Secrets for Cutting the Cost of College

If you are thinking about returning to school the issue of finances has likely come up. You’ll hear a lot about affordability and the cost of school interchanged, but affordability is different than cost. Think of it this way: cost is just the baseline; affordability can be considered how you’re going to manage that cost. In order to best figure … [Read more...]

How to Earn Your Degree Affordably and At Your Own Pace – Just Add Online College Courses

Ever wish there was a simple way to earn your college degree more affordably? There is. You can take online college courses that earn you real college credit, are guaranteed to fit in to your degree program, and can be completed at your own pace. How to find online courses that can earn you college credit. Most online courses are not … [Read more...]

May 2014 Newsletter: How Much to Borrow for College, 5 Steps to Building a Smart Budget & More

  It's May! May 1st was the deadline for most college decisions. Congratulations to those seniors who made their challenging college choice! For those of you with young kids, you may wonder which type of savings plan is right for your child's college fund.  Should you consider saving in a 529 plan, a brokerage account, a permanent … [Read more...]

Where Should I be Saving for College?

Whether you have dreams of sending your newborn child to Harvard, UC Berkeley or San Diego State, you have a lot of savings ahead of you if you plan to foot part of the bill. You need to come up with a savings plan EARLY – and stick with it for many, many years. Various types of savings plans exist. In fact there are a few specific ones that … [Read more...]