Real World Financial Education For High School & College Students

OK, this is one of the most important episodes that I will ever record.  It’s chock full of advice that I wish I received in high school.   I interviewed a friend who is a financial planner and author, Chris Jones, who has been teaching a class to students at a local parochial high school…

The Mental Side Of Test Prep

In this episode, I interview our all-star tutor, Marissa, about the differences between the SAT and ACT, and how to figure out which test is best.   Marissa has been working with Lockwood Test Prep for about a year and a half now, I met her through a few mutual clients who raved about her…

How To Negotiate With Colleges After They “Lowball” You

Newsflash:  colleges are BUSINESSES That means that they don’t always give their highest and best offers, even if you ‘deserve’ more. Listen to this episode where we walk through some successful college negotiations. For more info about how to improve a lousy financial aid offer,  see my training class – which includes sample appeal letters…

How To Avoid Going To College And Learning Nothing

In this episode I talk/rant about the sleeping elephant in the room: Going to college and learning NOTHING that an employer wants or values. The big picture here is that there’s a major problemo: Student debt is at all-time high (and seems to increase each time stats are released) 80% of kids change majors If…

What Happens If You Don’t Get Into Your Dream School?

If you get rejected from your top choice, “Dream College?” Yes. Your life is over, and you’re a loser. Go find the nearest dumpster, because you’d better get used to your future home and source of food. OK, perhaps I’m overreacting a smidgeon. 🙂 Check out this episode to hear some (slightly) better advice about…