How to Beat Test Anxiety

Frequently, students who kick butt on practice ACT or SATs sh-t the bed on the “real,” actual test.   Obviously this is extremely frustrating, and only ratchets up college-related stress, as if there isn’t enough already!   On this episode, I interviewed a psychotherapist, mom and client, Sandy Woods, about how to cope with anxiety…

College Planning For Business Owners

All business owners have several “loopholes’ that can help them qualify for more financial aid, or lower their tax burdens (or both).   In this episode, Andy interviews his personal CPA, Randall Rogg, about topics such as:   Sheltering personal assets in a corporation S Corp vs C Corp vs LLC Deducting your home office…

How to Avoid a College Student “Boomerang Disaster”

We see it all too often, kids fall in love with a college, manage to get into that college, GO to that college, and then…   …Come home?   Sadly, many kids come home with their tails between their legs days, or weeks after they make it to their “Dream Schools.”   Listen to this…

Financial Aid Applications – The Scoop on FAFSA & the CSS Profile

How to figure out which financial aid applications you must file, WHEN to file and how to avoid costly mistakes!   Covered topics: Which colleges require the CSS Profile (and why you should care) What happens if you make a mistake on the financial aid applications Which kinds of savings accounts penalize you more than…

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…