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Tied at the Hip: Modern-Day Parenting

“Helicopter Parenting” has become a norm, which can delay adult children taking responsibility for themselves. More colleges staff are now sponsoring a PTA-like “College Parent Groups”. Adult children can also tie themselves to mom and dad; some request editorial advice on college papers through Google Documents. And, as no parent wants their child to suffer, …

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Is College the New Speculation?

Often students earn college degrees to increase their likelihood of future financial stability.  Yet, as college costs are rising, students and their parents subsequently are borrowing more to earn said degree, thus students “spend” the equivalent of a few years’ of post-graduation wages while parents may delay retirement, the question is, “Is college worth the …

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Where is the “Middle” in Middle Class?

Middle class families can sometimes feel like this: Cartoon credit: Americans for Limited Government, 2015 Especially when considering the annually increasing tuition, and other costs for a college education:   Related PostsEmbrace, Don’t Shun Worry and Stress; a Normal Part of Living Viewing the University of California Fall 2013 Application Numbers College Tuition Up 1225% …

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Student Loan Repayments May Cost More Than The Amount Borrowed

Changes to repayment rules for Federal student loans offers borrowers flexibility to manage their debts, as outlined in a recent New York Times article.  However, not only do the recent changes provide assistance for current borrowers, potential student loan borrowers can plan ahead. Our recommendations are outlined, alongside excerpts of the article in italics. Rising …

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College Affordability: Doing More With Less

While college costs have continued rising, median incomes over the same period have not increased at corresponding rates, as we first posted here.  The failure of income to rise at the same pace as college costs increases can place greater pressure on family budgets, potentially restraining college choices.  Thus, families may spend more effort in investigating potential …

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How to Reduce College Costs

The “sticker shock” of college tuition rising at 1140%, as we posted here, can overshadow the need to calculate living and housing expenses, as part of the overall costs for college.  Yet, families who budget for ALL college expenses for 4 years, not just year-to-year costs, are prudent and may find ways to save money.  …

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College Costs: Myth vs. Reality

A tongue-in-cheek look at rising college costs, yet gives another incentive for college bound teens to think thoroughly about their college choices. Related PostsWriter’s Block Defined Risk & Reward College Admissions Season is Now Open Go Slow. You’ll Know. The Soul Connection