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Apr 22, 2013

“Seven Years Down the Drain”

By | 2016-10-20T21:53:47+00:00 April 22nd, 2013|Individuals|Comments Off on “Seven Years Down the Drain”

One of the craziest lines in the 1978 movie 'Animal House' was John "Bluto" Blutarsky bemoaning 'seven years down the drain' when his entire fraternity was about to get expelled from school. It was funny because it was hard to imagine a college student spending seven years on campus with [...]

Dec 19, 2012

Using the Holidays to Focus on Your Major

By | 2016-10-20T21:53:47+00:00 December 19th, 2012|Individuals|Comments Off on Using the Holidays to Focus on Your Major

High school and college students are always pressed for time - it's part of their life. And they will soon come to realize that this lack of time doesn't go away after graduation, it gets more intense. But the holiday season is a good time for most of them to [...]

Oct 26, 2012

How Is This Recovery Different?

By | 2016-10-20T21:53:47+00:00 October 26th, 2012|Individuals|Comments Off on How Is This Recovery Different?

Last night I was reading Thomas Friedman's book, That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World it Invented and How We Can Get it Back. In Section FOUR - Up in the Air, there is a sub-section called Creators and Servers. In this section Friedman explains [...]

Oct 16, 2012

Planning College Exit Starts In High School

By | 2016-10-20T21:53:47+00:00 October 16th, 2012|Individuals|Comments Off on Planning College Exit Starts In High School

In the last month I have spoken to two high school parent groups, and one group made up of parents and students. Combined, there were over 150 parents and about 50 students who attended. The focus of all of these talks was that there are four major components of the [...]

Sep 11, 2012

College, the Economy, and the American Dream

By | 2016-10-20T21:53:47+00:00 September 11th, 2012|Individuals|Comments Off on College, the Economy, and the American Dream

If that dream is financial independence, living on their own without help from their parents, and no debt - then the best thing we can say is that things are NOT working out so well right now.

Aug 6, 2012

Most Affordable Colleges

By | 2016-10-20T21:53:47+00:00 August 6th, 2012|Individuals|Comments Off on Most Affordable Colleges

Newsweek and The Daily Beast published their 2012 rankings for Most Affordable Colleges, and MIT is ranked #1. So how does a school that costs $55,720 a year get ranked the most affordable? The rankings take into account not only the average annual costs, but also the average amount of [...]

Jul 26, 2012

College Applications and Major Choices, Calm Before the Storm

By | 2016-10-20T21:53:47+00:00 July 26th, 2012|Individuals|Comments Off on College Applications and Major Choices, Calm Before the Storm

It is the time of year for upcoming high school seniors to start thinking about which colleges they will apply to.  Last year the US News reported on a National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) study that showed students were applying to more colleges than ever, with 77% applying to [...]

May 7, 2012

How Is Choosing College Like The Frog In Boiling Water?

By | 2012-05-07T11:05:38+00:00 May 7th, 2012|Individuals|Comments Off on How Is Choosing College Like The Frog In Boiling Water?

We all have heard the story about the frog who jumps into a pot of water.  When he (she?) jumps in, the water is room temperature, so it decides to hang out there for a while.  Then someone turns on the burner under the pot, and gradually the water starts [...]