Working with professors

Working with professors

Your student’s college professor is more than just an educator. The professor can be a valuable asset both during college and after graduation. The relationship between your student and their professors is also an important mentoring opportunity. It’s important for your student to establish relationships with their professors early in their college career. Where does

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Freshman year of life

Freshman year of life

I recently had the opportunity to spend time with my oldest son’s girlfriend and a group of her friends. (They had just returned from a camp reunion and were bringing back a car they’d borrowed for their weekend adventure.) We began talking about the difficulties transitioning from school to the real world can present; they

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A money talk with your new graduate

A money talk with your new graduate

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Money can be a tricky topic to raise with a newly-minted college graduate but there are few subjects more important. If you haven’t had “the talk” about budgets, saving and financial planning before graduation day, you’ll want to bring it up soon. Where do you start? In the car or plane on the way home

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Career coaching for your college student

Career coaching for your college student

Earlier this spring, I wrote about the process my older daughter (who graduates this weekend!) was going through applying for jobs and considering offers. She’s always been very focused on what she wants to do after college, and so although time consuming and challenging, her job search was relatively straightforward. What if your student is still trying to figure

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Advice on saving for new college graduates

Advice on saving for new college graduates

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Welcome to the first installment in our three-part series of financial advice excerpted from Coin: The Irreverent Yet Practical Guide to Money Management for Recent College Graduates by Judy McNary, CFP®, MBA. Judy has been CollegiateParent’s go-to money expert for years and we are delighted to share her very accessible tips. Forward this evergreen wisdom to

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