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College Tuition Money Saving Secrets to Combat Soaring College Costs

I’m honored to have been published in Financial Advisor Magazine, the resource for some of our nation’s sharpest financial leaders.

Click right here to read my article: Help Clients Combat Soaring College Costs

If you want to learn how to reduce the amount of money you need to take from their savings, retirement and investment accounts to pay for college.

Email me at [email protected] and tell me your biggest takeaway.

 

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Community Service and Passion Lead to Success with College Process

Pursuing a passion and community service involvement are a powerful combination for success with the college process...and a student’s enjoyment of the road to get there!

Colleges want to know who your student is and how they will contribute to their campus.  Involvements reveal a student’s values, character and leadership skills.

As competition for admissions and merit scholarships soars, students who pursue a passion over an extended period are at a big advantage.  Increasingly, students need to present themselves as  “more than their numbers.”   Grades and SAT/ACT scores alone are often not enough.

There are a lot of very smart, high achieving students competing for college admissions.
Students need to set themselves apart beyond academics.  The sooner they pursue a passion or two, the better.

As a merit scholarship judge for one of the world’s highest ranked universities, I have seen how much a student’s passion...

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How High School Juniors Get Ready For the College Process

If you have a high school junior, no one needs to remind you that you’re heading into that exciting, yet daunting world of college applications.   It probably seems unbelievable that you’re next in line to become “one of those parents” who’s experiencing first hand what you’ve heard about for years: the craziness of senior year and the college process.

Wasn’t it only yesterday that they were learning the alphabet?

Whether you’ve had your sights on a particular college – your alma matter, perhaps – or you’re totally open minded about your student’s “best fit,” your rising high school senior needs a strategy.

I was speaking with my brother last week about this exact topic.  With so many “priorities” competing for my niece’s attention, here’s what I told him:

  • Study hard for finals. Second semester of junior year is the last set of grades students will have before...
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