College loan debt has topped $1 trillion and that debt load is threatening parents’ ability to retire as well as students’ financial future. For college graduates, repaying student loans often means postponing buying homes or cars, getting married, and saving […]
The College Scam Hurts Us ALL
Human nature is such that when something doesn’t directly affect you, it’s easy to not pay attention. Such has been the case for this dad regarding the escalating costs of college, the incredible competition to get in, and all the […]
Selling College to the Kids
Editor’s Note: We are honored to welcome guest columnist Don Harrold from practicaldad.com. This article is the second in his three-part series exploring college planning. The first column, published in January, is “Rethinking the College Model.” The experience of choosing […]
Rethinking the College Model – Part 1
Orthodontists and College. No two words scare me more since each involves kids and significant amounts of money.
But college is the scarier word. Orthodontia might or might not be required, but if the kids are going to have a leg up in the world, then some form of higher education will be required.
[A DAD’S POINT-OF-VIEW] Will the Kids Ever Leave?
What an interesting contemporary question: will our kids ever leave? I left home at sixteen to go away to college and never returned, except for visits. I stayed close to my parents, and they did help me financially through college, […]