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Great First Jobs

Great First Jobs

| July 15, 2016

Last week I had the opportunity to consult with a family that attended one of my workshops. They shared that their daughter just started working as a barista at a local coffee shop and was loving it! Why a barista? Because they took the survey I recommended and barista came up as the number one […]

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What Will $100 Buy?

What Will $100 Buy?

| June 25, 2016

Two tickets to a sporting event. Sushi for four. A fantastically fun day with friends. Three college credits. Which would your student choose? Why CLEP? Because when you suggest CLEP, you are promoting a debt-free lifestyle. Sometimes parents have to carry the vision for their student until they are mature enough to understand the freedom […]

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Avoiding Identity Theft

Avoiding Identity Theft

| April 8, 2016

Lori started her conversation with me discouraged. “I didn’t think it would be this hard. I thought, by now, I wouldn’t have to defend our decision to homeschool.” For her 9th grade son, there was a pull to not just play on the high school sports team, but to feel a complete part of the […]

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Choose Your Own Adventure

Choose Your Own Adventure

| January 5, 2016

What can our kids do when they accelerate their bachelor’s degree by combining their high school studies and CLEPing their college gen eds? Plenty! I recently returned from a two-week visit with my 21-year-old daughter, Kate. She left just two months ago to live/work/travel in New Zealand for a year. It was seven years ago […]

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7 Why’s to CLEP

7 Why’s to CLEP

| October 1, 2015

Why CLEP? Reason #1 COST: It is one of the only cost-saving college solutions that YOU have control of. Don’t assume it will all work out. Your grand children’s future depends on it. Financial aid (aka loans) and scholarships are determined by factors outside of your control and the decision to award them comes too […]

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Preparing your Online Learner

Preparing your Online Learner

| August 8, 2015

Getting rear ended on a winding road is not usually the way I meet students. Thankfully, no one was hurt and the other car’s driver, Christina, 17, will forever know that instructing her passenger on how to use the CD player while driving is not the best move. The car I was in, made of […]

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New Affordable College Option

New Affordable College Option

| June 21, 2015

Church-Based College Education I want to share with you an affordable college option that I have been very involved with for the last year. For those in the Minnesota metro area, I invite you consider this option for your high school graduates this fall! I was given the opportunity to extend my work with Credits […]

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MN Co-ops offering CLEP Classes

MN Co-ops offering CLEP Classes

| April 4, 2015

Several Minnesota Homeschool Co-ops are offering classes that help students earn college credit while in high school.  Contact the Co-op directly to inquire about their options. If you are a Homeschool Co-op Administrator and want to know more about bringing this type of offering to your group, feel free to contact me for help getting […]

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I Believe in You Gift

I Believe in You Gift

| December 26, 2014

Give the Gift of Opportunity A holiday tradition our family has enjoyed for years is waking up on Christmas morning and with all in pj’s, opening the small thoughtful gifts we tucked into each others’ stockings the night before. Sometimes these gifts are more special than the spendier ones placed under the tree. Sometimes they […]

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Path to Purpose

Path to Purpose

| October 23, 2014

 “One of the most notable demographic trends of the last two decades has been the delayed entry of young people into adulthood. . . Today’s 25-year-olds, compared with their parents’ generation at the same age, are twice as likely to still be students, only half as likely to be married and 50 percent more likely […]

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Design and Teach a CLEP Course

Design and Teach a CLEP Course

| August 25, 2014

Creating an effective CLEPable Course for your students (and their friends!) is very rewarding. Don’t think you have to be an expert in the subject at hand. If you are, you will have tools in your bag that the rest of us don’t. If you’re not an expert, you can create an educational experience for […]

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Entrepreneurship: Can College Teach a Mindset?

Entrepreneurship: Can College Teach a Mindset?

| June 19, 2014

A big buzz these days is an interest in a degree in Entrepreneurship. Parents understand that in today’s job landscape, it is likely their students will need entrepreneurial skills to jump ship quickly when their job is outsourced, or have a home business that sustains their corporate paycheck. But can college teach a mindset? NO, […]

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