As my oldest daughter heads off to college this Fall, I experienced my first college freshman “buying season”. From laptops and bedding to carpets and refrigerators, the list just seems to grow each day. My colleague Steve Rosen, Kids & Money columnist with The Kansas City Star, and I talked recently about this experience, and he included some great tips in his latest column on this specific topic.
As a parent of a college-bound teen, my own advice: Educate your kids on the costs of all the “essential” stuff before plunking down the money! Here’s the link to Steve’s column that parents of any college-bound kid will find helpful: