Saving Time with the Common App

Oct 31, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Have you finally made it to senior year only to realize that now you have to get serious about applying to college? Perhaps no one in your family has gone to college before and the whole idea seems overwhelming. Before senioritis really sets in and makes you panic about all the work ahead, consider applying to college through a universal college application.

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Topics: College Planning, College Essays

A Different Perspective on Student Loans

Oct 28, 2015 7:00:00 AM

At a conference, I recently met a man who asked what I did for a living. It's a normal question, one that often follows first introductions, but I have a confession to make: I cringe when people ask me what I do.

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Topics: Borrowing for College

6 Tips to Creating a Successful College Essay

Oct 24, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Your teenager is on the verge of applying for college. By now, you’re probably well aware that the whole college admissions process is an arduous one. In particular, the college essay component is often the most challenging and stressful for students and parents alike.

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Topics: College Planning, College Essays

Types of Colleges: Which is right for you?

Oct 20, 2015 10:49:02 AM

A lot of the reasons that parents worry about their kids going off to college has to do with the sheer number of choices that they're faced with. With approximately 3,000 traditional four-year colleges and about half as many two-year colleges, the options can start to get overwhelming in a hurry.

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Topics: College Planning

6 mistakes to avoid on college applications

Oct 15, 2015 11:37:02 AM

Worried about making mistakes on your college applications or the Common Application? Applying to colleges can be stressful for both students and parents. Luckily, you can easily avoid 6 common mistakes students make on their applications:

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Topics: College Planning, College Essays

Refinancing education loans can save you lots but you must be wary of rates.

Oct 5, 2015 8:51:33 AM

I recently decided to run a little experiment. I often blog about the risks of credit based pricing, and how lenders lure you in with a "teaser" rate, only to offer you a much less appealing one after you apply. Many people are frustrated and disappointed with the rate they actually receive, but don't want to go through the whole process of finding a lender or applying again - or worse, are assured they won't do better elsewhere - and accept their mediocre rate and continue on with the process. This can sometimes cost borrowers thousands of dollars. 

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Topics: refinancing