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Congrats, Class of 2015?

The Class of 2015’s graduation celebrations may be short-lived.  A graduation is often called a commencement, or beginning.  So, what can the Class of 2015 expect for their new beginning? 1) The highest average student debt of any graduating class in the last 23 years – $35,000 per student loan borrower. 2) In addition, a …

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Parenting Is Neither Simple Nor Straightforward

As if there needs to be more evidence of the complicated relationship between parent and child, the October 2013 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll results stated that 55% of those surveyed would die for their children; yet of those same folks, only 10% would die for their parents. So, while parents may willingly sacrifice themselves, their …

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Paying For College Tuition

Student loans, grants and scholarships are replacing parent income and savings in paying for college. Source: Wall Street Journal Related PostsThe Bittersweetness of Choosing a College To Take AP or Not to Take AP… The Pins & Needles Way of Living Successfully “I Got 99 Problems and Being a Kid Ain’t One…” No Free Lunch: …

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UC Tuition and Fees: Up, Up and Away

Anyone involved in the University of California over the past thirty years knows one thing for sure:  The tuition and fees for the UC has gone in one direction–UP. Related PostsRisk & Reward College Admissions: An Unexpected Treasure Standardized Testing: The Good, The Bad and A Hmmmm…Moment Guest Post: Knowledge is Power College Admissions Season …