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If you have school-age children, you already know the challenges of making sure they stay on top of homework, classroom learning, activities, projects, special assignments, and other chores related to academics. Have you ever wondered whether there’s an efficient way to make sure you have all the bases covered? One technique that works for many moms and dads of students is to view the entire […]

School Lessons from Mom and Dad

School Lessons from Mom and Dad

The last thing you want is for your child to accumulate a bunch a debt before their lives even get started, college is no exception.

African American parents have serious discussions about how to pay for college

Talking to Your Teen About Paying for College

Contributed Content The idea of sending your kids off to college is something that feels a whole lifetime away to a lot of parents when their kids are young. However, if there’s one thing that pretty much all parents realize pretty quickly is that life moves a whole lot faster than you often expect. The […]

Are You Ready for Your Kids To Head Off To College?

In 2015, high school student Ronald Nelson made headlines when he was admitted to all eight Ivy League schools and decided instead to attend the University of Alabama. He said that he did not receive sufficient financial aid from the Ivy League schools.Before I worked with students in inner-cities, I would never have thought this […]

The Black Student’s College Success Checklist

It’s almost time to head back to school and for high school juniors and seniors, that means taking SATs, applying for colleges, and more. And in a time where about 20 million students are expected to enroll in college, it takes more than just good grades to get accepted to your dream school. According to […]

5 BIG Tips to Set Your Child Up for Success Before the SAT

According to a 2017 report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average cost of raising a child from birth through age 17 is $233,610. That does not include inflation. With inflation, the price tag increases to $284,570 (2015). Want to know what else that does not include, the expense of going to college? Successful […]

Black Family Finance: 7 Credit Card Tips

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