College is in full swing for many first-time college students and many more students are back after summer break to continue their education. One thing we all know by now is that financial education is likely not on their course list, so when it comes to parenting a college-aged student, there are ways to help […]
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College is on the mind of many readers these days. Many of you have college-aged kids, or children who you know will be there in the blink of an eye. When the time comes to consider college there are a lot of things to consider. If your child plans to go to college it’s likely […]
Do you have college age kids? Do you remember being a college-aged kid yourself? Chances are likely that you can relate to how financially unsavvy college-aged kids can be. There are outliers, but most college-aged kids know very little about personal finance, and end up making expensive mistakes. Some of you may relate to the freebies […]
Our oldest is a junior in high school, so we’re having a lot of conversations and thinking a lot about what happens next. This is the year (or so his school tells us) that decisions about colleges need to be made, that he needs to make plans for his future, that he needs to figure […]
College is expensive. There’s no doubt about that fact. Costs of a college education are rising each year, and the costs in no way reflect the income gains and inflation in the US. This chart from Center for American Progress shows the grim picture. image via Center for American Progress Since students and parents can’t […]
With a child that just turned 15 (gulp) college is only a short three years on our horizon. While it is definitely on my mind I know we are in no way ready. Aside from the huge expense that a college education is today (hello, tuition that equals more than most families make in a […]
I am back in my college town/hometown today for work. It’s a lovely place to walk around on a beautiful Spring day.
It’s an odd feeling though. It’s been awhile, and things have really changed.