June 28, 2018

The graduations are over and now it is time for the next journey. I am sure that if you are a recent high school graduate you are thinking to yourself "I have waited so long for the day that I would be done with high school and now that it is here it feels anticlimactic." Good news for you there are new adventures waiting. In fact this summer you can get...

May 7, 2018

Now what? 

The caps and gowns have been worn.  The walk across the stage has happened and now it gets real.  Now you will see what you are really made of and what the world really is about.  Being in college can give you a false sense of reality.  You stay in luxurious dorms and student apartments that you could never afford on your own.  You have unlimite...

May 11, 2017

The student loans have been disbursed. Your parent's money for college has run dry. You have now walked crossed the stage and realize it is all on you now. It is on you to have the money for every meal you eat because the meal plan is gone. It is on you to pay your rent from the money you earn. No more refund checks and no more deposits into your bank acc...

September 19, 2016

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Recently as I was on my way to the Council For Opportunity In Education conference and I was reading a study that was conducted by the Corporation For Enterprise Development.  The report was all about the growing racial wealth gap, the causes of it, and potential solutions. The reason it caught my attention is becau...

May 23, 2016


For the past month I have been receiving message after message and call after call from over one hundred high school seniors or parents of high school seniors.  They usually come across my profile online and reach out for advice.  The question is the same.  How do I find money for college?  I am glad that they reach out because I believe in better late t...

May 17, 2016


Want to know what is popular right now? Free college!  Specifically free college tuition.  The topic is front and center in the national political debate.  There are students marching in the streets protesting high college costs and student loan debt.  Article after article being written about “is college worth the cost?”  With all of this buzz around co...

May 9, 2016



Want to know what is so great about April being Financial Literacy Month?  It is not the speaking all over the country on different college campuses.  It is hearing the many questions from college seniors who had less than a month before graduating.  Questions mostly about when do they have to start to pay their loans back and how are they going to pay...

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