Early Action, Early Decision and Other Ways to Apply to College

This episode walks you through all the various and sundry ways to apply to college… …and whether applying early makes sense for you!   Topics include: Does EA help you get money? How much does ED really help you get into college, anyway? Does ED hurt your chances of getting money? More!   Thanks for…

“Secrets” of Paying Wholesale Prices for College…No Matter What You Earn

“Secrets” of Paying Wholesale Prices for College…No Matter What You Earn Originally a live webinar,  topics included: *How six-figure-earning families can qualify for tuition discounts of 49.1% or more * How the financial aid formulas punish you if you saved for college, live below your means and pay your bills…AND how you can level the…

Parent Self-Sabotages Financial Aid Award

Gather round the podcast fire and I’ll tell you the sad tale of a parent – actually, two different parents — who shot themselves in the collected feet by committing two EASILY avoidable, silly mistakes.   I’m not judging, because I and, if you’re honest, you can relate to the case studies in this episode.…

Weird Technique to Bust College Essay Writer’s Block

So there I was, driving around the North Shore of Long Island, when it dawned on me why so many kids have such huge angst over their college essays!   As I came to a stop near the historic William Cullen Bryant Homestead, I snickered at the irony (he was a publisher, hello?), then whipped…

The College Gold Rush

I recorded this episode at a marketing conference in San Diego, which prompted several brain “poofs” that I thought I’d pass along.   The most important idea is about recognizing opportunities, and taking advantage of them.   For college students and recent grads, this is critically important because it’s incredibly easy to go to college…