For those who have “rising juniors” or even “rising seniors” in high school, the topic of what college to choose will consume a great deal of your time and emotion. Yes, I said emotion. It’s a balance between what they want, what you want for them, and what you can afford or feel is right to invest.

In this podcast I share with you my own experience when it was my time up at bat and what I have learned from other parents over the last 20 years when we talked about the big college decision.

Remember – the final decision is yours – the parent. We said no to a college my youngest really wanted to attend. It was just too expensive. And, it offered nothing over and above our own state college. It was not a popular decision. However, over time it worked out just fine. She got a great education, and neither one of us went into debt to make it happen. She (and we) graduated debt-free. And – as an extra dividend – she made two of her best friends at that college.

So, buckle-up and listen to this podcast. I have your back on this process!

For more money tips and great interviews on smart money strategies for women, visit the Seven Figures Podcast with Sandy Waters.


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Written by Susan Beacham
Susan Beacham founded Money Savvy Generation in 1999 after almost two decades in private banking and investment management complemented by considerable time teaching at the elementary level.

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