Searching for Scholarships

While doing some research on financial aid for a client, I realized that most of our clients have too much income for their children to qualify for financial aid.  To help finance a college education for their children without paying out of pocket, the...

Paying for College

In my last two blogs, I wrote about researching bank accounts and finding a credit card for my daughter Chelsey, who is a junior at Emerson College in Boston and currently spending a semester abroad in London.  As promised, in this blog I’ll write more about saving...

Student Banking 101

In my last blog entry I wrote about Credit Cards for college students.  As a quick follow-up on that, my daughter Chelsey was denied a credit card by Capital One.  Apparently her wages were not sufficient to qualify.  In some aspects I regard that as a good thing,...

Student Credit Cards

As you help your child pack for College, should you be including a Credit Card? As August rolls around and we enjoy the last few weeks of summer, we also start our Back to School shopping and preparations.  Mike and Jack will both be sending sons off to their first...

Saving for College

When the topic of College Savings comes up, most parents have the same questions.  Should I start saving?  When should I start?  What type of account should I open?  What if my child decides not to go to college? If you are in an income bracket in which you know you...