Don’t Use Your 401(K) To Pay For College!

By Brock Jolly / July 21, 2015

As the cost of college heads for the stratosphere and student loans become more costly due to higher interest rates, many families may find themselves a bit cash-strapped and begin to look at their retirement fund (401k, 403b, IRA) to cover their education expenses.   While it’s a natural tendency to want to do all…

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Three keys to getting your kids into the Ivy League

By Brock Jolly / July 15, 2015

By Victoria Tillson Evans Published July 01, 2015 At 7:00 am, bleary-eyed and with a granola bar in hand, you race your 17-year-old Lacey to her crew practice. Once you’ve dropped her off, you swing by Whole Foods to grab something to cook for dinner, before speeding back to the river by 9:00 am to pick…

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The Private Scholarship Game (Part 3) – Frequently Asked Questions

By Brock Jolly / June 4, 2015

  Q: How can I find out about what scholarships are out there? A: Your best scholarship research sources include: The Internet (try the free scholarship search engine located at the FastWeb website ), your local community (contact your local chamber of commerce); and your high school guidance counselor.   Q: Can I apply…

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The Private Scholarship Game (Part 2) – How To Increase Your Odds

By Brock Jolly / May 28, 2015

High school juniors need to turn their attention to private scholarships now. There are many scholarships with applications that are due in the fall of the student’s senior year. If you delay this process due to procrastination or because you are preoccupied with upcoming summer activities, you could lose a major opportunity to get money…

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The Private Scholarship Game (Part 1) – The Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts

By Brock Jolly / May 27, 2015

Most college scholarships and grants are available through the Federal and State governments, which are ultimately controlled by the colleges themselves. However, there are a few Private scholarships that are available through outside, private sources. These private scholarships are very competitive though, and scholarship judges may spend just a few precious minutes or even seconds…

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And the Award Goes to… Students that APPLY for scholarships!

By Brock Jolly / May 6, 2015

By Theresa W. White Its awards season in Hollywood, from the Golden Globes, Grammys, Emmys, and Oscars, it seems that now is the time to celebrate the achievements of actors, directors, screenwriters and musicians. Now is also the time that both parents and students start thinking of acceptance letters, FAFSA, and scholarships! For students, the…

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