Changes Are A-Comin’ for the FAFSA

September 1, 2021

Fall is in the air. The kids have headed back to school. It is an exciting and busy time of year for most of us, but it’s particularly hectic for high school seniors getting ready to apply to colleges. As we all know, the cost of higher education is an expensive endeavor. Read more

Paying for College without Bankrupting the Retirement Plan

May 1, 2017

This time of year, parents of high school seniors may find themselves experiencing dual emotions related to their kids – pride over the top-tier colleges their child has been accepted to and shock over how much it’s going to cost. Another emotion might quickly set in for those who haven’t saved enough for college – panic over how in the world they are going to pay for their child’s dream college. With the average annual all-in cost of a private university now approximately $50,000 and some elite schools in the $70,000 range, many people can’t easily pay for college out of cash flow. What’s the panicked parent to do?

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Wise College Shoppers Finish Less Poor

June 1, 2015

Although my kids are still young, I am starting to learn more about the college selection process to help some of my financial planning clients with older kids. It is a highly complicated and seemingly mysterious process, but doesn’t need to be frustrating.

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