5 Reasons Why EVERYONE Should Apply for Financial Aid

One of the most common questions I hear is, “Don’t I make too much to apply for financial aid?” This is an excellent question. If you earn a high income, own a nice home or two and have money saved for college and retirement, why would you bother completing those cumbersome and intrusive financial aid applications? While most of my clients … [Read more...]

5 Helpful Tips On How To Choose A College

Is your teen putting together their college list? Are they wondering how to narrow down the selection and pick the best one? Figuring out how to choose a college and the multiple factors to consider can be daunting. On top of that, knowing their decision impacts the next four years of their life and beyond adds a bit of pressure to the process. … [Read more...]

How To Determine, “Is College Worth It?”

With student loan debt totaling a whopping 1.5 trillion dollars, it’s understandable that many people might be asking the question, “Is college worth it?” After all, next to a home mortgage, paying for higher education is one of the most significant financial investments a person can make during their lifetime. Studies show that college is … [Read more...]

The Best Financial Tips For New College Students

Your student has successfully navigated high school, toured campuses, applied to and been accepted into college. All summer, they’ve dreamt of the momentous day when their new life away from home begins, as well as all the freedom and responsibility that comes along with it. As a parent, you know they’ll learn much more than academics – so to … [Read more...]

How To Make The Most Of Your Campus Tour

When your college-bound student has prepared their list of top colleges and begun moving toward the decision making phase, the most exciting way to narrow down the selection is with a campus tour. By experiencing the college environment firsthand, talking with program directors and students, and seeing the facilities up close, it will be easier for … [Read more...]

College Planning For Sophomore High School Year

It might seem early to have a college funding plan in place if your daughter or son is only 14 or 15. It’s not! A student’s sophomore year in high school is the best time to start college planning as it marks the next phase for parents to narrow down the best financial options and strategies for their college-bound student. To stay on track, … [Read more...]

The Best Career Choices For Students

Children are commonly asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” They might dream of being astronauts, firefighters, doctors, teachers, etc. However, as they move into their teenage years, they often want to explore other career choices. Conventional wisdom claims a student’s choice of college and major will drive their occupation. … [Read more...]

Summer Job Benefits and Why Your Student Needs One

For college and high school students, summers provide a welcomed respite from the rigors of the academic year. With a free schedule it is the perfect opportunity to find a summer job to earn some fun money for the upcoming year, and, most importantly, save for college. With the rising costs of college tuition, room and board, and other living … [Read more...]

7 Financial Aid Planning Tips You Need To Know

College can be expensive, and with rising tuition costs parents and students need to be financially prepared to make sound decisions based on what they can afford. A good place to begin researching to prepare for your child’s education costs is with online resources like FinAid!, which offers financial aid planning tips every parent needs to … [Read more...]

5 Practical Money Skills for College Students

Practical money skills are essential to creating lifelong good money habits. For students, developing proper financial habits right from the start puts them on a positive path to becoming financially independent. To help your student, take time to help them navigate financial waters before they are on their own; they’ll be more likely to … [Read more...]