Navigating Your Undergraduate Student Loan Options Wisely

By Tim McFillin / July 14, 2020

As of February 2020, about half of Americans expect to live paycheck to paycheck this year. Keep in mind that this report came before COVID-19 really impacted the US jobs market. Now, that percentage is likely higher, especially for people in the travel and service industries. This means that many parents probably do not have…

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Conquering the Beast of Graduate Student Debt

By Tim McFillin / March 26, 2020

I do not think it is hyperbole to say that we are dealing with a student loan crisis in the United States. As of February 2020, there is over $1.6 trillion in outstanding student debt. To give you some perspective, Forbes published an article a year ago discussing how aggregate student debt in the U.S.…

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This Smart Virginia Mom Got Her Son a $150,000 Scholarship

By Tim McFillin / August 22, 2019

How Did an Average Student Obtain Such a Massive Scholarship? In this audio interview, Tim McFillin of The College Funding Coach sits down with Tracy O’Grady, a military veteran and mother of two boys, to discuss how she and her husband prepared to pay for college for their two sons. Most notably, Tracy explores how…

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Consider Going Out of State for College

By Tim McFillin / August 14, 2019

In-State College Is Not Always Cheaper When I was in high school growing up in Vienna, VA, my parents told me “Tim, you can go to any school that you want……but it has to be in Virginia.” So, I did! The oldest of four, I proudly attended the University of Virginia, hoping to pave the…

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5 Common Myths About Paying for College

By Tim McFillin / April 12, 2018

With the help of financial advisors from TheCollegeFundingCoach.org, we’re going to debunk the most common myths about applying for student aid and paying for college. We’ll also talk about the point when investment returns outweigh your…  https://www.fool.com/podcasts/answers/2018-04-10-5-common-myths-about-paying-for/

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