Dear Freshman

Dear Freshman

Congratulations on starting college! Looking back, there are some things I wish I’d known when I was a freshman. I want to share what I’ve learned so you can make the most of your college experience. Friends If you’re like me and didn’t stay local for college, you may not know anyone in your class.

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Credit 101: What your college student needs to know now

Credit 101: What your college student needs to know now

According to the credit-scoring company FICO, 67 percent of 18 to 24-year-olds have at least one credit card at their disposal. Few, though, have learned how these accounts work and the best way to handle them. Without that education, overwhelming debt and a bad credit rating can soon follow. Thankfully, a successful relationship with credit

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Dear First-Time College Parent

Dear First-Time College Parent

Congratulations on getting to this point! Despite some bumps in the road, you produced a son or daughter who is ready for college and that’s no small feat. It’s likely that you’re filled with strong and possibly conflicting emotions: pride in your student and their accomplishments, sadness about leaving them and concern about their ability

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Here comes move-in day!

Here comes move-in day!

The weeks leading up to your freshman leaving for college are a virtual amusement park (i.e., beyond just a roller coaster) of emotion and activity. Shopping and packing, paperwork and appointments, connecting with new roommates, saying goodbye to old friends… Some students — and parents — embrace the chaos while others resist and procrastinate. To

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Summer orientation programs — 6 reasons why parents should attend

Summer orientation programs — 6 reasons why parents should attend

As I trudged into the auditorium, sleep-deprived and a few cups of coffee short of a full attention span, I couldn’t help wondering why I’d agreed to attend another freshman orientation. Granted my youngest was going to a different school than his older brother, but one glance at the two-day itinerary and I was pretty sure

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