College Roundup: Playing Poker, Free College Advice & Admission Cheat Sheat

As usual, I’m sharing with you the posts that I wrote for my college blog for CBSMoneyWatch.com last week.  It was challenging for me to get them done because my son and I were traveling in the Midwest looking at colleges for the last time.

Here are my three most recent posts:

Want to Succeed in Business? Play Poker.

I’m not a gambler, but I stumbled across a fascinating article in The Chronicle of Higher Education that extols the virtues of playing poker for anyone who wants to succeed in school, business and life.  Who knew?

The Dangers of Free College Advice

Beware of  free college seminars. The folks sponsoring them are often trying to cajole you into signing up for expensive services. My post explains who to steer clear of and also directs you to free financial aid resources.

A Handy College Admission Cheat Sheet

One of the biggest challenges for my son Ben and other high school seniors is getting organized as they head into the college admission season. Here is a cheat sheet that explains what students should be doing now.

Lynn O’Shaughnessy is the author of The College Solution.

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