Posts tagged college

4 tips to decide if your teen should go to college

   April 16, 2014 10:51 am    0

I think we have just completed our last FAFSA (free application for federal student aid) — after six kids and 10 years. Pop the champagne cork! I know families who are just beginning this process. Bless you, and before you start evaluating where your student will attend school or start a career, remember — not…

 

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FAFSA tips I’ve learned with six kids

   February 18, 2014 10:04 am    0

It’s time to get that FAFSA done and start evaluating where your student will attend school. We have done this six times, and here’s what we learned: Go to the correct link — FAFSA is free Countless links are available with FAFSA letters, but they are not the right one.  You need: https://fafsa.ed.gov/ — it is the…

 

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Moving tips for teens and more

   August 14, 2013 7:25 am    0

It’s peak moving season for a lot of teens heading off to college and the rest of us who might be moving. The folks at unpakt sent me tips. They must know me. The last time I moved the family, it was horrible. And since we have moved kids, many, many times, I have some expertise:…

 

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How was your mom a role model?

   May 12, 2013 11:20 am    0

In honor of Mother’s Day, I am reposting The Pennsylvania Conference for Women‘s e-mail message that quotes what women have said about their moms as role models — like the one at left. The Pennsylvania Conference for Women is the largest women’s conference in the state.  It is scheduled for Tuesday, October 29 in Philadelphia. Here are…

 

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Parents of athletes need to read this

   March 7, 2013 6:46 am    0

Psychiatrist Gary Malone — a former student athlete — reminds parents of middle-school and high-school athletes to chill before we push too hard toward college athletics and scholarships. He reminds all parents of these critical numbers: Only 3 percent of high school athletes will go on to compete in college Less than 1 percent of college athletes…

 

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What’s happening with college debt

   March 19, 2012 4:30 am    0

Jim Martin of the Erie Times-News tweeted an interesting story about college debt this morning that appeared in the Washington Post. Written by Melissa M. Horton, a deep-in-debt college grad, it is a frightening reality of what a lot of kids face. She is $100,000 in debt. She laments choices her parents made, choices she…

 

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Accounting jobs add up — tell the kids

   March 13, 2012 12:11 am    3

If your kid has an affinity for math, choosing to study accounting and taxes could add up to a pretty good career. An article on AOL.com says tax season alone offers some pretty good opportunities. Read it here. There’s more: The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 16 percent increase in accounting jobs by 2016. That’s…

 

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FAFSA — my word of the day

   January 26, 2012 5:41 am    1

If you have kids looking at colleges, then you know the word FAFSA. It stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. If you want more information, go to www.fafsa.ed.gov. There are a lot of FAFSA sites, but don’t start filling in your information anywhere but http://www.fafsaonline.com/fafsa-form/. Other sites charge a fee and waste your time. And…

 

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Geek your kids for Christmas — 100 ways

   November 14, 2011 4:35 am    1

We need mathematicians and scientists in this country and we need to start growing them now. Why? According to numerous reports in U.S. News and World Report and other national rags, not even half of our country’s high school graduates are prepared for college-level math or science. That’s just not good enough for us parents….

 

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