Many folks grapple with this situation: do I save for my own retirement or do I help my kids with college expenses? My bottom line answer is this: your kids can get low interest loans for college -- you can’t do that for retirement. Easy to say, but there's a lot more to it than … Continue reading Retirement & College on sale!
I received this email from the College Board today. If you recently went through the college application and financial aid process with your student, it's not too late to find ways to reduce the financial impact of college for this kid or the next one(s). While AP testing is a great way to earn college … Continue reading
Every military family should consider the Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit as part of their family's financial plan. The benefit began as a recruiting and retention tool for use only by the service member. Since 2009 when the educational benefit became transferrable to the service member's spouse and children, it has further eased the financial burden … Continue reading Review your Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits
I'm procrastinating. I need to polish off the financial aid applications to all the schools where our daughter applied. Instead, I'm writing this blog about it. I figured some of you may be in my boat. The essays are written. The admissions applications were wrapped up two weeks ago. But the sticker shock is still … Continue reading Deadlines are approaching
FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid You've heard about it, but like so many first-time applicants, you don't want to do it. Take it from this veteran parent: you want to do this! And they've made it easier in recent years, so read on and get ready. I hear many folks in the middle … Continue reading FAFSA: not an F-word anymore