Jane Bryant Quinn, probably the most respected personal finance journalist in the country, complimented my book, The College Solution, in her latest column for Newsweek Magazine. In her column, Quinn mentions ways to shrink the cost of college, including plenty of techniques that I focus on in my book. You can read her column here.
Carolyn Z. Lawrence, an independent college counselor, who created the wonderful college blog, AdmissionsAdvice.com, has posted a Q&A session she had with me about my new book, The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price. You can check out the interview here. Visit my website at The […]
My daughter was a junior in high school when I read an op-ed piece in The New York Times that was written by a mother, whose daughter was upset that she had been waitlisted at one of the five colleges on her list. The essay grabbed my attention because the mother was hardly the average […]
If you’re a college coed or you’ve got a daughter in college like I do, the first annual poll of the expectations of graduating college seniors is going to be depressing. According to a new survey, female students expect to earn far less than young male graduates as they begin their careers. While 12% of […]
If you’ve served in the military since Sept. 11, 2001, the government wants to pay for your college education! President George Bush signed an historic bill on Monday that will usher in the biggest educational GI benefits program that America has witnessed since World War II. The legislation, which was the shepherded through Congress by […]
I was chatting to a retiree from Norman, OK, a couple of days ago for a story for a national publication. When I talk to people beyond the 202 and 212 area codes, where many experts tend to congregate, it can be fascinating to hear how people are investing, coping financially or, for that matter, […]
Someone emailed me today and asked when my book was going to be available. Even though my marketing skills are sadly inadequate, even I realized that the question provided me with a way to plug my book. Actually, it’s a timely question since I received two cartons of review copies of my book via Fed […]
It’s been two months since I last posted anything on my blog. I was feeling increasingly guilty about it. It was the emails that I received inquiring about my absence, however, that prodded me to return now. Actually, there was a reason for my absence. At the time I disappeared, I was juggling two books […]