The Best College Advice See All

  • As your child is progressing through their final year of high school, it is important to start preparing them for the next chapter of their life – college. College preparation can be a rather overwhelming task for many high school students, so it is important that they are given the help they need in order to push through these next few months.

  • It’s difficult to make ends meet while you’re in college. You never seem to have enough money and everything costs more than you expected. Before you get desperate enough to roll up a sleeve and sell your plasma, download these five apps to your smartphone. They’ll do more than help you lower your expenses. They can actually earn you money.

  • Whether it’s your first time moving out on your own, or you have made several transitions to new places, making a new apartment feel like home can be a tough task. You likely feel unsettled after the upheaval of moving, and on top of that you are in a completely new space with new surroundings where few things are familiar. Add on that you’re probably living in a place slightly smaller than you are used to, and you have a real recipe for annoyance and inconvenience.

  • In Part One we discussed the importance of preparing our kids for college, covering the finer points of laundry (red + white = pink), the “Freshman 15” and moving beyond Top Ramen. Also included were several suggestions for your supply list like a bike, computer and a membership to Netflix. These things might seem simple, however they are important. But we were just getting started. Let’s move onto some more serious topics.

  • You’ve survived the military and all its joys — there’s only a hint of sarcasm in that — and now you’re ready to tackle your next challenge: College. Or maybe it isn’t you but your spouse or — gulp — your oldest child is about to graduate from high school. Don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place. Dependants deserve a financial break, too, and we’re here to make sure everyone avoids stumbling directionless while navigating looming college costs.

  • It seems like yesterday, it was a beautiful spring day, I was sitting in parent orientation for my oldest child, who was soon headed off to her Freshman year of college. Flash forward to today I am now sitting here dreading her graduation. But there is one memory that stands out from orientation day, our group leader asked us “How many of your kids know how to do their own laundry?”