Education is Our Children’s Secret Weapon

Education is Our Children’s Secret Weapon

At the beginning of life, children are all very similar: weak, dependent, and helpless. But over the years with time and hard work, they transform into strong, independent, and thoughtful adults. People become who they are through three main factors: where they grow up, the people that surround them, and, most importantly, their education.

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Why a College Fund Should Be on Every Parent’s Registry

Why a College Fund Should Be on Every Parent’s Registry

Parenthood significantly changes our lifestyle. This change begins the minute the pregnancy test is positive, which puts us in total shock and happiness, and continues to the moment when the child heads off to university. As parents, we have invested nearly two decades of our time, money, and love into this young person. It’s easy to feel disoriented when suddenly our back seat is empty and our child is in a whole new place. At the beginning, the sense of loss can feel unbearable but, after some time we can proudly enjoy it.

I remember when my neighbor Emma sent her son Leo to college. She told me, “Finally, we’re empty nesters! Now it’s all about my marriage, friendships, work, hobbies, and passions! It’s about what we’re going to do with the rest of our lives.”

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Retirement or Kids? Five Reasons Why Kids Should Come First

Retirement or Kids? Five Reasons Why Kids Should Come First

Would you be willing to postpone your retirement by two years if it meant your children could attend the college of their choice without taking out expensive student loans?

In 2007, Savingsforcollege.com conducted an online poll asking parents this exact question. If you have kids of your own, you’re probably not surprised that over 80% of respondents said they would postpone their retirement by two full years if their child could attend the college of his or her choice without taking on more debt.

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Planning For Your Child’s Education Makes You A Better Parent

Planning For Your Child’s Education Makes You A Better Parent

Being a parent is hard. We totally get it!

And even so, every parent is always striving to be better and most importantly, to ensure their children have bright future. It can often be daunting task, but parents are relentless and will not back down.

When it comes to parenting and taking care of kids, one of the most discussed topics is education. Education is one of the best ways to ensure your kids have bright future – and there are many reasons why that is the case. But when it comes to education, there are always those additional worries and troubles, such as saving money for college. This can often be a daunting task, however – there are excellent plans and ways to make that experience easy.

Everyone wants to be a good, better parent – so here is a way to be exactly that.

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The Plan to Save for Your Child’s Future

The Plan to Save for Your Child’s Future

The high school graduation clock starts counting down as soon as your child is born. The golden ticket that is a college degree can offer your child a bright future and prosperous career, while giving you the peace of mind that everything will be ok. However, planning to save for this bright future is tough for many families. According to Sallie Mae, only 6 in 10 parents are saving for college, and although savings have been the highest since 2013, most families only have $18,135 saved towards higher education.

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Are You Hoping for a Scholarship or Financial Aid? Read This!

Are You Hoping for a Scholarship or Financial Aid? Read This!

Back in high school I had a lot of friends who I played baseball with, and many of them had dreams of pursuing the sport at the college level so they could eventually move on to the MLB. One friend in particular had offers from many schools, however the schools that offered him a spot on their teams did not offer a scholarship with the spot.

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