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Do You Need to Go to Film School?

My college blog was down for almost two days — if you missed the explanation here it is: The College Solution is Back. If you want to get into the movie industry, do you need to go to film school? That’s what I was wondering after two stressed dads, within the space a few days, […]

8Jan2011 | Lynn | 0 comments | Continued
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Financial Aid and Home Equity: Part II

In yesterday’s college blog post, I wrote about a dad who is wondering if he should take a CPA’s  advice and hide his home equity from colleges in an annuity. If you didn’t read the post, here it is: Dubious Financial Aid Advice: Hiding Home Equity After reading my post, Todd Weaver, a college consultant […]

5Jan2011 | Lynn | 0 comments | Continued

Dubious Financial Aid Advice: Hiding Home Equity

It’s the time of year when families of high school seniors start worrying about their home equity and financial aid. That’s why I decided to share an email that I got yesterday from a father who was interested in using the services of a CPA who says he could hide his home equity from financial […]

4Jan2011 | Lynn | 2 comments | Continued

Top 4 Financial Aid Myths

Of all the myths swirling around the college admissions process, the ones involving financial aid myths are probably the biggest whoppers. Financial aid misconceptions can easily hurt families, which is why parents with a working knowledge of financial aid will often have a greater chance of capturing price breaks. With the latest financial aid season […]

3Jan2011 | Lynn | 0 comments | Continued
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Ushering in the New Year With College Freshmen

Our family ushered in the New Year last night with our annual over-the-top holiday party. I haven’t counted up how many came, but it’s got to be over 80 people. My mega pot of George’s at the Cove’s signature soup is gone and so is the Corn, Red Pepper Leek Soup. The appetizer that vanished […]

2Jan2011 | Lynn | 0 comments | Continued
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The Dirty Little Secrets of College Admissions

Today I want to share a piece, which originally ran in the Washington Post, that was written by Dean P. Skarlis, who  is president of The College Advisor of New York in Albany. I liked what Skarlis had to say so much about today’s college admission climate that I asked if I could share it […]

29Dec2010 | Lynn | 2 comments | Continued
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What You Need to Know About Studying Abroad

If your child plans to study abroad while while in college, you need to prepare yourself. I wrote an blog post for CBSMoneyWatch that discusses what parents and students need to know about studying abroad based on the experience of my own daughter Caitlin, who attended the University of Barcelona for a year. You can […]

27Dec2010 | Lynn | 1 comment | Continued
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Forget About College For the Rest of the Year

I’m giving everyone permission to stop thinking/stressing about college for the rest of the week. The holidays can be hectic enough without worrying about: Paying for college Financial aid Scholarships SAT/ACT So let’s all take a break. Today I’m making more Christmas cookies. Including one of my all-time favorite sweets –  Grasshopper Squares. If you […]

24Dec2010 | Lynn | 0 comments | Continued
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Tips for Collegebound Teenagers With Learning Disablities

I’ve been feeling guilty about ignoring the issues that college-bound students with learning disabilities face. Let’s just say it’s been on my to-do list. I was happy, however, when I discovered a story that Kim Clark, my friend over at US News, wrote that contained tips for teenagers with learning disabilities. What follows are some […]

20Dec2010 | Lynn | 1 comment | Continued

A Race to Nowhere Skeptic

Race to Nowhere, a documentary about the stress that college-bound teenagers experience, has gotten a lot of attention. I first heard about Race to Nowhere a couple of weeks ago after I gave a college presentation to a group of financial advisers and their clients in Irvine, CA. An adviser, who raved about the film, […]

18Dec2010 | Lynn | 0 comments | Continued