Categorized Archives: College Planning

Internal and External Factors behind Rising Tuition Costs


Posted in: College Planning

For more than a decade, college tuition has been rising far beyond the rate of inflation at public colleges and universities. According to College Board figures, tuition and fees increased 5.4 percent annually above inflation in the decade since the 2001-2002 school years. The economists suggest that there is “strong suggestive evidence” that decreases in state […]

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Parents on the hook… Student Loans


Posted in: College Planning, Wealth Transfers

Over the last 10 years, the average cost of attendance for America’s universities has risen over 80%.  What does that mean for the families that are trying to send their children to college?  Most parents want their kids to go to college but don’t know how they are going to pay for it. Illinois’ premier […]

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A Special Message to the Class of 2012


Posted in: College Planning, General, Just For Fun

When I graduated from York High School in 1970, I didn’t come close to being named valedictorian, but since this is “my blog” I get to say pretty much what I want. And since the season approaches when we will crowd into stadiums to hear “Pomp and Circumstance” and listen to the collective wisdom of the young, I feel compelled to share my thoughts about Success, Luck, Love and Attitude.

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