Parents: Are You asking Yourself “How Will We Pay for College this Fall”?

Have you saved enough for your child to go to college debt free? If yes, I applaud you.  If not, maybe you’re just like me, hoping to find scholarships to help offset the cost and future debt for your kiddo.  I hear and have read lots of stories of how people pay for 100% of college with grants and scholarships. I am in the midst of trying to figure out this process with my daughter who is a college freshman. Paying for college is ridiculously expensive.  For the amount it costs today, I could have gone to college 5 times over. …

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How to Plan a Budget with Your College-Bound Teen

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Do you have a senior in high school who’s thinking about college? We do, and I am so glad that I have been here before so that I know what to expect!  The biggest concern for us, and many others will be all of the expenses.  Here are some things that we learned the first time around, as well as some things that I wish we had known.  *affiliate links are used below Make sure that you and your senior are on the same page about all expenses. There are the expenses that you know about.  There will always also …

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The Truth About College and Student Loan Debt

College and student loan debt is crushing

There are many reasons that you should be making plans for the future. Does your child’s future include college?  One big reason to begin making plans for college is MONEY!!! Something else to think about is that your child’s future will greatly be affected by the choices he or she makes today.   These two factors were at the top of the list while our oldest son was deciding on a college. 42 MILLION students owe $1.3 TRILLION in student debt!!!! This number is astronomical already and is growing with each semester.  Make decisions based on the amount of money …

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