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Financial Aid 101

Many parents pay for college with a combination of current income, savings, and financial aid. By learning the basics of financial aid, you’ll be able to understand how the aid process works and compare the aid awards your child receives. What is financial aid? Financial aid is money distributed primarily by the federal government and […]

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Get $ Fit Challenge- May

New Grad?  Kids still in College?  Control that debt! You’d probably agree that too much debt is not a good thing.  When you are young, carrying too much debt can create a precedent one spends many years, or a lifetime trying to pay off.  Debt can be a dark cloud hanging over your life, particularly […]

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6 Topics To Discuss With A New Graduate

A word to new college grads from the #LKNMoneyMaven! Now that the summer is over and many college grads are settling into their jobs, they face new financial realities. High student debt, little savings, and a short credit history. OH MY!  Does this sound like you? Here are six topics I often discuss with a […]

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In-State Tuition Vs. Out of State Tuition.

Its that time of year again…. Tuition is due. Remember to BREATHE when you see the total! Tuition sure has gone up since I was in school. With a daughter who is entering her third year I was shocked to see the bill. She approached me with her budget and proposed costs that were provided by […]

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College Funding

During this part of the year I always like to go over college funding. It’s the time of year when kids are finding or have found out where they will be going to college in the Fall. As a parent I think it is important to know what your options are and what the current […]

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What Is The Student Loan World Coming To?

Instead of double mint gum, we are tasting doubling interest rates. On July 1st, the new interest rate increases on subsidized Federal Student Loans went into effect. The rates doubled the subsidized Strafford Loans rate to 6.8%. This doubled rate affects all parents and students getting financial aid after July 1st. This new interest rate […]

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