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6 Parenting Tips for High School Graduation

30 May

By Joronda Montaño You have been waiting 18 years for this big day and it’s finally about to happen. High school graduation! Just like the day they were born, you have so much wonder. What will happen next? What will life look like for them 10 years from now? Tears of excitement, disbelief and even Continue Reading

Tips for Parents to Help Kids Cope with College Rejection Letters

29 Dec

College acceptance letters can be an exciting time for high school seniors and a realization of a goal achieved. Although hard work and perseverance pay off for many, there are those seniors who receive college rejection letters. This can be a difficult time for both the student and the parent. Darby Fox, a child and Continue Reading

Ease College Application Stress

17 Sep

Applying to colleges can be an anxiety-ridden time for both parent and child, but there are ways to take the edge off of the process. Staying organized will help keep everyone on the same page. U.S. News & World Report suggests using Google Calendar to create a personalized look at everything you and your child Continue Reading

Will It Cost $80K or $460K for College? (It Depends on When You Pay for It!)

7 Oct

By D. Abraham Ringer, CFP Wondering how much it will cost to send your kids to college some day? The answer depends on a number of factors, including: the school your child chooses; the financial aid package awarded; scholarships; and inflation rates on tuition between now and then. These factors are typically beyond your control. Continue Reading

10 Decorating Ideas for Dorm Rooms

19 Aug

By Mabel Sterritt   You’ve packed up the car, you’ve hugged Mom and Dad goodbye and now you’re stepping into your dorm room for the first time. Feeling a little underwhelmed by it? Many college students lament having to live in dorm rooms; they feel like prison cells and are often cramped and crowded. Sound Continue Reading