Planning matters

FAFSA: The Key Piece of the College Aid Puzzle

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as the FAFSA, is your one-stop-shop for applying for federal, state, and even university aid. Types of aid include grants, scholarships, student loans, and student employment. If you or your children are thinking of attending a college or university in the next academic year, now is…

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Welcome to the world, little one! A look at the financial decisions with a new addition to the family

Becoming a parent brings with it so many new things to figure out. How to care for your new baby, teach them about life and raise them. While I don’t think any parent has all of that totally figured out, we all aim to do our best. The more concrete question of “How will we…

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Looking for College Tuition Savings?

Autumn is the time of year when we think about the need to start raking leaves, watching baseball playoffs, and getting kids back in the school routine. If you’re the parent of a college-bound high school senior, you should also be thinking about sitting down to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the…

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Pearls of Wisdom: Should You Pursue a Graduate Degree?

Many people consider going to graduate school, but fewer actually do. Daunted by the variety of options for pursuing a graduate education, they become overwhelmed, or start to doubt whether a higher degree is worth the cost in time and money…

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Are You Ready to Head Back to School?

Recently a friend mailed me a postcard with a quote, “The more I know, the less I know.” Isn’t that the truth? Just because we’re no longer in school, it doesn’t mean our learning should slow down. Lifelong learning can help us…

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