This election year we have been encouraged by the conversations started by both candidates (and various political interest groups) regarding higher education.  It seems like every other political ad we hear (and in Ohio we hear a lot of them) is addressed at education.  Be it the rising cost of college, student loan debt, education tax credits or who should pay a student’s tuition bill- it is important to get the conversation started.

Regardless of your political views, we can learn a lot from this campaign season.  Talking or even just starting a conversation is so important to reaching your long term goals – leading to a successful outcome.

Do you know how you will pay for your or your child(ren)’s college education? Have you discussed the plan to play with your student/parent(s)?

You’d be amazed how many times we ask this question to families and the student tells us that their parents will pay and the parents say that the student will take on loans.  Then the bill comes and pandemonium breaks! Scrambling for money, accepting loans without doing research for better options… there may be better ways to pay, but you have to start the conversation- and start early.

As you head to the polls today or reflect on the election tomorrow and beyond, keep in mind the lessons that can be learned and the conversations that can be started. Do you know how to start the conversation?  Do you know how much you’ll have to pay for college?  Do you want to talk about it- find out how much you’ll need- listen to our ideas of better ways to pay?

Call or email us today… your consultation is free and we’ll answer all your questions!

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