Scholarship scams! How to spot and avoid them!

Here’s the full article! by Aimee O’Driscoll and the link:  How to spot and avoid scams Scammers can be very crafty and scholarship scams may be difficult to spot, especially when you’re ever so hopeful that someone really does want to help you pay for your education. Here are some tips for spotting and Read More

College for Free

With consistent, hard work and starting early, you can find ways to acquire your college education for free or minimal costs. Grants vs. Scholarships A Grant is a gift of money that does not have to be paid back. Grants can be found: * Organizations * Online * Where your parents’ work * Cereal boxes, Read More

Beyond Divorce Damage Control

Thank you, Pam. Every time I read this piece, I think of something else to add. As someone whose parents divorced when I was 16, I remember that all the adults involved, including my parents’ respective support systems, were consumed with the emotional and logistical needs my parents were dealing with. In retrospect, I completely understand that. However there were two teenage kids whose emotional experiences were pretty much ignored. My “coping” involved gaining about 70 pounds that year and no one had the skill or tools to deal with the anger and depression behind that. (Picking on me for getting fat or trying to micromanage my eating didn’t help.) I think that’s what I meant by “in a perfect world,” having someone willing and able to be there for the kids and help them deal with the emotional backlash. I felt very much alone during that time.

When your College Student Wants to Drop Out: How will you react?

OK, you’ve worked with your child for years preparing them for college. They’ve done the community service since junior high that looks great on their entrance applications. You’ve sat through every sporting event until you are the official stats keeper, and snack packer. You’ve cringed through advanced Algebra, agonized over assisting them on their SAT’s, Read More