Financial Fit Colleges

Even as I type this title I struggle, the cost of college has risen so dramatically and feels like a financial stretch for all but the wealthiest among us. In my years of working with families, I have the unfortunate role of being the bearer of bad news: college is much more expensive than most … Continue reading Financial Fit Colleges

Sticker Shock: Let’s Talk About Money

When I work with a new client about to embark on the college search process, the first thing I talk about is: money. I know no one wants to talk about money. We want to focus on dreams, hopes, college prestige, and college fit. At the end of the day, though, you have to write … Continue reading Sticker Shock: Let’s Talk About Money

Is “Prestige” Worth the Cost?

Every year I work with over a hundred optimistic and frightened teenagers as they prepare for their college entrance exams and make plans to apply to the “college of their dreams.” These students often seem to feel the weight of the world on their shoulders and far too much pressure to get into a “good … Continue reading Is “Prestige” Worth the Cost?