Keys To Finding And Getting College Scholarships

Those who work hardest, win. From preparing for college throughout high school, to searching, applying and competing for scholarships, hard work is the key to success. Being more efficient in using the tools available kicks that hard work up a notch above your competition. Here are resources and advice on how to use them in the college scholarship process: [Read more...]

What You Need To Know About College Grants

The first place to put your best foot forward for financial aid consideration with the school of your dreams is during the application and interview process. The second place is in your FAFSA submission, which we provided tips about last month. If you haven’t completed your FAFSA yet, be sure to attend your state’s College Goal Sunday event – being held around the country in late January/early February. But don’t forget about your prospective school’s Financial Aid Administrator. You can have their ear to state your case and raise any concerns about your aid package. Here is some insight to help you know how they can help you, thanks to a conversation with Jonathan Wexler, VP of Enrollment Management for Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU). [Read more...]

Don’t Just Sit There! How to Get Ready For the FAFSA

If you are interested in enrolling in an American college or university for the next Fall semester and require financial assistance, you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) sometime in the first six months of the new year. Timing is everything. Although you cannot apply any sooner than January 1st, that doesn’t mean there aren’t things you can be doing right now to be better positioned than less organized applicants. This means you can file a clean application earlier than others, improving your position in the money line. Here are some suggestions to make this happen. [Read more...]

Ways to Motivate Children to Read

Reading goes hand in hand with creating. The importance of reading is to understand the arc of a story and how to convey information, lessons and emotions. To inspire reading sometimes you need to involve your children in the creative process behind a book. How it is made, the story it tells. The more they know about the components, the more excited they will be to experience the journey themselves. Children learn in a variety of ways so here are some different ideas to inspire a love of reading inside of them. [Read more...]

What to Look For In A Financial Planner

With the economic crisis over the past year, people are more conscious of their finances. It has been a wake-up call for some who realize they didn’t have much of a plan in place for their money during tough market conditions. For others, they have learned the hard way that the people they put in charge of their plan let them down. I have spent over 15 years working for a Financial Planner and will share with you some of the things that help to build a successful relationship with the person in whose hands you place your financial future. [Read more...]

Why Google Rocks!

googleloveAs a writer, blogger, and lover of the internet I have learned that Google does more for my life than just behaving like a good search engine for celebrity queries and random trivia. It contains productivity tools vital to my time management goals which simplify my life and they could do the same for you. This article will highlight some of the Google sites that I use and how they can be valuable to you too… [Read more...]