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.
Upromise: Free Money for College
Upromise is a very easy way to save money for college. There are several ways in which you can save money, and the great thing is that, you don’t even have to think about it. Once you sign up and […]
[LUDWIG@HOME] Infant Embezzlement
Think taking candy from a baby is easy? Taking cash is even easier. My eight-month-old son didn’t cry when I emptied his savings account last month. In fact, he’d never have known about the crime had I not decided to […]