I am excited to inform my readers of a personal milestone in my life. My wife, Gerrie and I became grandparents for the first time. Our daughter delivered Emily Marie in late July. Both mother and granddaughter are doing great and I am excited to have another princess in my life.
During one of my walks this summer with my wife, I saw an interesting T-shirt that stated “Best 5 Years of My Life”. On the other side of the shirt was the name of a large state university. The name does not matter since the US government is using a six years standard in many…Details
The number of people with student debt has almost doubled since 2006 and the total amount of student debt has doubled since 2009. As this crisis grows, the lack of good student loan repayment advice continues to lag. As a matter a fact, more borrowers are the victims of improper advice than ever before. The…Details
Depending on the personality of the future college bound freshman, creating a college dorm room that is both unique and comfortable may take some planning and time. A smooth transition into college requires an organized plan. We have revamped our college dorm room packing list for 2017 and added a few more items. It is…Details
Congratulations to the class of 2017! Before life gets too busy, I just wanted to share one of my favorite quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson. As you travel the road of college and life, take a moment to clear your head, redirect your busy thoughts and think about what is important in your life. Success…Details
Each year, College Affordability LLC reviews the findings of the Accenture survey which compares the recent college graduate expectations to the prior two year college graduates actual employment results. A key goal of College Affordability is to provide information to families and students so that they can better understand the financial outcome of a college…Details
On June 2, the Department of Education restored partial access to the Data Retrieval Tool or DRT for student loan borrowers. The IRS had suspended the DRT in March, 2017 due to cyber security issues. This means that borrowers can now automatically transfer their tax return data into applications for any income-driven programs. This also…Details