The road to college can be filled with potholes, smoothly paved or somewhere in between. It all depends on whether you fail to plan, scramble to plan just before it's time to launch or plan with a longview and a long runway before take off. My guest, Debbie Schwartz, founder of Road 2 College and College Money Search, and I dive into this week's discussion about the road to college acceptance, the pitfalls to avoid and some tips for a successful launch.
We discussed a few common challenges that come up often when working with parents and students:
In the retirement planning arena, it's often said that more time is often spent planning vacation than planning for retirement; in many cases, the same is true when it comes to college planning.
It's so important to begin your college strategy with a longview and long runway so the student's take off is as smooth as possible. There may be a few bumps along the runway and a little turbulence at take off, but not nearly as much as will be experienced with last minute planning or no plan at all.
We also discussed a few "need to dos" for parents and students:
When it comes to successfully navigating the road to college, don't be afraid to ask questions. Keep in mind that the details are in the fine print. Ask as many questions as you need to ask about these processes. It's also important to remember that getting accepted into college is just the beginning.
It's not the destination that's most important, it's the journey.
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