Category Archives for "Education"

Ask Chuck: How Do I Financially Prepare My Child for College?

Dear Chuck, I’ve tried to prepare my daughter to handle money responsibly while she’s away at college. But, I’m concerned that peer pressure and the stress of classes will throw her off track. Any tips? Budget Minded Mom    Dear Budget Minded,  Congratulations are in order for preparing her for this crucial transition. Far too […]

Ask Chuck: Trade School vs Bachelor’s Degree

Dear Chuck, My wife and I are committed to financially helping our children get college degrees. We’ve graduated two and have three to go. We are not sure a four-year college will work for one of our children and are considering directing him towards a trade. What are your thoughts? Skilled Labor   Dear Skilled, […]

Ask Chuck: A Priceless Education

Dear Chuck, The recent story of celebrities, business leaders, and wealthy parents bribing their children’s way to college has really bothered me. I feel bad for their kids. But it’s also called to light how much emphasis we put on attending college. Most people can’t bribe their way in, or even pay for college without […]

Ask Chuck: Getting the Right Job Right Out of School

Ask Chuck- Finding the Right Job Right Out of School

Dear Chuck, My husband and I anticipate graduating in May. I’ve read that our resumes are extremely important. While he has part-time job and internship history, mine is very limited. We have student loans and hope to land great jobs as soon as we can. Could you tell me what employers are really looking for […]

Creating A Resume That Best Reflects You

Resumes can be very intimidating and stressful at times. After all, it is usually one of the first opportunities for potential future employers to get to know you. So, how do you decide what to put on this piece of paper to fully represent who you are? Where To Start Begin by envisioning what you […]

Ask Chuck: Should Children or Parents Take On Student Debt?

ask chuck who should take on student debt

Dear Chuck, We have a son graduating high school this year and are trying to make plans for his college years. While he’s done an excellent job applying for and receiving scholarships, taking AP classes, and CLEP exams, we will still have to take out student loans. My question is who should take out the […]

Ask Chuck: Should I Have an Education Savings Account?

Ask Chuck: Should I Have an Education Savings Account?

Dear Chuck, I have 2 daughters that are only 2 years apart that are still in elementary school, but I’m concerned about the cost of college. When is the best time to start saving, and can you explain education savings accounts? I am thinking this is the way I want to help them get their […]

It’s Never Too Late to Make a Career Change

It’s Never Too Late to Make a Career Change

Making a career change is challenging at any age, but it can seem especially daunting if you’re decades into a particular path and have a family depending on you. Rather than feel excited about the prospect of starting a new career, many people feel trapped and hopeless. When you’re unhappy in your current job but […]

So You Think You’re Going Back to School

So you think youre going back to school

In today’s rapidly changing environment, it has becoming increasingly important to stay competitive by adding value to your company. Since a greater percentage of the workforce have college degrees, higher education has become less of an option and more of a necessity for many fields. A major paradigm shift in the workplace is that employers […]

Ask Chuck: Choosing a Trending Career

choosing a trending career

Dear Chuck, I have been in my current job for only two years since graduation and am starting to feel I made a mistake. I don’t like the hours I am required to work and the compensation is not keeping up with my needs. To make it worse, the outlook for this field is bleak. […]

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