Category: Getting Started

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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10 Reasons Not to Go to College (At Least, Not Yet)

10 Reasons Not to Go to College (At Least, Not Yet)

| November 2, 2013

Which camp do you fall into when asked: “Why do you want to go to college?” Students will often say, “For the (social) experience.” Parents will often answer, “To get a better job.” Some will even honestly reply, “Because I don’t know what else to do.” Let me rephrase that first question: “DO you want […]

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Earning College Credit in High School

Earning College Credit in High School

| January 30, 2012

This article was written for and first published on the MACHE website,  January 2012 Earning College Credit in High School With the increasing challenge for students to afford a college degree, families are searching for options.  There are several ways students can earn college credit while in high school, reducing their college costs.  Most of […]

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