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July 2016 Newsletter: Federal Student Loan Rates are Dropping

It’s July!  We hope you made some wonderful memories this Independence Day. Exciting news: Federal student loan rates are decreasing! Read the full story in this month’s Featured Find. For our upcoming seniors, share our Senior Scoop to nudge them in the right direction and get the ball rolling to plan their college dream. We…

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Make Summer 2016 Your Best Yet

Seniors: Heat, BBQs, and vacations all mix into the perfect recipe for a memorable summer.  It’s completely normal to spend your months off hanging out with friends (everyone deserves time to relax!). In your down time, get the college planning train rolling. Even if only for an hour a week, it all counts. Summer of Planning…

June 2016 Newsletter

I have exciting news to share! We recently moved Westface College Planning’s headquarters to Camas, Washington. This growing business area is just across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon. We will continue to work with all our valued California clients through face-to-face meetings (I plan to be in Northern California 25% of my time), online…

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Knowing the Rules of the Debit Card Game

Seniors: How do you manage your cash? Carrying it around in your wallet is the easiest, but not the wisest nor safest option. One little plastic card (soon enough, using only your phone and fingerprint) can solve the problem. Time to sign up for your very own debit account. With the wide variety of options…

May 2016 Newsletter: Here’s to the Class of 2020 … What’s Next?

Happy May! May 1st was the deadline for seniors for most college decisions.  Congratulations to all those students who’ve made their choice! Your next step is to build your college funding plan. For many families, that will include some loans. This month’s Featured Find is an interesting perspective about ways to give colleges accountability for student loans awarded to their…