How to Pay Less for College – Tonight on #CampusChat

Suzanne Shaffer, founder of Parents Countdown to College Coach, will co-host #CampusChat with me tonight. She'll lead our discussion on how to pay less for college. Join us tonight at 9pm, Eastern, 8 Central, on Twitter. Follow/join the conversation by using the hashtag "#CampusChat."  If you have questions you'd like to us to cover, please post them in the comments section on this post.  For more...

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Beyond Tuition – the Add-ons to College Add Up
Jul07

Beyond Tuition – the Add-ons to College Add Up

You’ve written the BIG CHECK for college tuition, but don’t think you’re done yet — there’s more to come! In the following guest post Suzanne Shaffer, founder of Parents Countdown to College Coach, lists some of the additional expenses that often catch parents by surprise right before their child heads off to college.   Parents: Get ready to pay!  Your college-bound teen has made that all-important...

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Parent Coach Suzanne Shaffer on next #CampusChat
May10

Parent Coach Suzanne Shaffer on next #CampusChat

Hot Topic: When & How to begin the College Admissions Process Curious about the College Admissions Process? When should it begin and how to stay on top of all the info? Find out at #CampusChat on Twitter, Wednesday night, May 12 at 9 p.m. ET, 8 p.m. CT. Our guest this week is Suzanne Shaffer, @SuzanneShaffer, founder of Parents Countdown to College Coach. She's a parent who successfully completed the process and coaches other...

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Don’t Pick a College Sight Unseen
Feb23

Don’t Pick a College Sight Unseen

As a parent of two kids who attended college, I learned a very valuable lesson: never pick a college sight unseen. The rules that apply to any major purchase are even more important when making the decision to invest thousands of dollars on a college education. You would never buy a car without test-driving it, or move into a home without taking a walk through and getting a home inspection. Based on my experience with both my kids, I...

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