Category Archives for "Education"

4 Education Trends You Need to Know About

Life is so simplistic in our youth. Of course, we don’t realize it at the time. It is methodically organized by semesters and terms with an easy-to-follow routine from dawn to dusk. We are given pre-planned coursework and told if we follow the plan, it will result in a degree (high school and college). This […]

4 Ways to Launch Your Child’s Future

“Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.” You’ve probably heard this at some point in your life. I believe it to be true, and have seen it play out in my own life and personal experiences. But today’s “friendships” are more complicated than mine were growing up. Many friendships are formed online, […]

What Kids Don’t Learn in School

What Kids Don't Learn in School

It’s that time of year! Some parents rejoice as others reluctantly send their children back to school. Whatever camp you land in, we are trusting that our students are getting a well-rounded education. As students are hopefully learning the fundamentals of reading, writing, and arithmetic, one subject is woefully ignored by most schools – personal […]

The Importance of Internships

One of the best ways for students to gain skills, experience, and a network of professionals is to take on an internship. Now, not all of these are paid, but even if there is not compensation, the experience and connections could be well worth it. It may be the only time working for free is […]

Avoiding Student Debt

I have four sons who have all attended, or are attending, college. Higher education is expensive!! College may not be for everyone, but unfortunately, most Americans have taken on debt to pay for school and you may be one of those with outstanding loans. In 2016, the average student graduated owing more than $37,000. This […]

Debt-Free Degree

It’s been said student debt is a product that has been sold to us with such repetition and intensity that most people believe they can’t live without. My 19-year-old son attends community college, drives a 15-year-old car, and lives at home. He could have attended a number of universities. But, as Andrew Josuweit at Forbes.com says, “skipping […]

The Biggest Financial Regrets of Americans…And How To Avoid Them

Catey Hill at Marketwatch.com recently reported, “Many Americans are filled with regrets – financial regrets.” In fact, 3 out of 4 harbor regrets, according to a recent survey by Bankrate.com. Sadly, the biggest regret is not saving enough for retirement early enough. The other regrets in descending order are: Not saving enough for emergency expenses […]

5 Tips if Your Children’s Activities are Wrecking Your Finances

Dear Chuck, My wife and I are struggling with the costs of our children’s extracurricular activities, which seem to be getting more expensive all the time. One of our sons wants to be on a travel team for sports, which is not only expensive, but includes the costs of hotels, food, and all kinds of […]