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Tied at the Hip: Modern-Day Parenting

“Helicopter Parenting” has become a norm, which can delay adult children taking responsibility for themselves. More colleges staff are now sponsoring a PTA-like “College Parent Groups”. Adult children can also tie themselves to mom and dad; some request editorial advice on college papers through Google Documents. And, as no parent wants their child to suffer, …

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Congrats, Class of 2015?

The Class of 2015’s graduation celebrations may be short-lived.  A graduation is often called a commencement, or beginning.  So, what can the Class of 2015 expect for their new beginning? 1) The highest average student debt of any graduating class in the last 23 years – $35,000 per student loan borrower. 2) In addition, a …

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Parenting Is Neither Simple Nor Straightforward

As if there needs to be more evidence of the complicated relationship between parent and child, the October 2013 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll results stated that 55% of those surveyed would die for their children; yet of those same folks, only 10% would die for their parents. So, while parents may willingly sacrifice themselves, their …

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Paying For College Tuition

Student loans, grants and scholarships are replacing parent income and savings in paying for college. Source: Wall Street Journal Related PostsThe A B C’s of the New Common Application Essays Salary: Only One Measure of A College’s Worth College Freshmen: Starting Over or New Adventure or Both?

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UC Tuition and Fees: Up, Up and Away

Anyone involved in the University of California over the past thirty years knows one thing for sure:  The tuition and fees for the UC has gone in one direction–UP. Related PostsCollege Rankings: What Are They Worth? Depth Over Breadth? 183,272