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The College Financial Lady

18 EpisodesProduced by Ann GarciaWebsite

Ann Garcia, CFP®, a financial advisor and author of the popular College Financial Lady blog, explores the world of preparing for college in a series of interviews with experts in areas from admissions and academic preparation to athletics, gap years and more.

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Merit Aid Myth Busters

June 15th, 2021


The world of college merit aid is rife with myths and urban legends. Fortunately, Cozy Wittman of College Inside Track joined me to bust the myths …

Living with Student Loans: A High School Counselor's Story

June 8th, 2021


As a high school guidance counselor, John McMichael has a lot of conversations with students about borrowing for college. That's in no small part …

The College Application Process

May 25th, 2021


Applying to colleges can be arduous and stressful, but also a great opportunity for students to learn about themselves and build their futures. …

Emotional and Practical Realities of College Savings

May 11th, 2021


Paying for college has emotional and practical components. As parents we want to provide opportunities for our kids, but the practical realities of …

College Financial Literacy

May 4th, 2021


Planning and paying for college is confusing and complicated. As coordinator of Student Financial Literacy and Advising at the University of Southern …

What's Going on With Standardized Testing?

April 6th, 2021


As test-optional admissions gain steam, many are questioning the place of standardized testing in the college admissions process and even whether or …

On Campus with COVID

January 19th, 2021


What's it like to be a college student during the pandemic? A lot depends on where you're going to school. I caught up with three current college …

Prepaid Tuition Plans and the Private College 529

December 1st, 2020


Prepaid tuition plans are a slightly different take on 529s: rather than investing for growth that might outpace tuition inflation, these plans aim to match tuition increases. While there used to be many prepaid tuition …

Academic Success in College with Dr. Alan Shusterman

November 10th, 2020


As a professor of organic chemistry at Reed College, Alan Shusterman teaches a hard class to smart students. Over the years, as both a professor and …

Paying off Student Loans with Bill Nelson, CFP®, CSLP

October 27th, 2020


Student loan borrowers have a dizzying array of loan and repayment options. If you're borrowing for college, Bill's guidance on how to borrow and how …

How a Financial Advisor plans for his own children's educations with Rich Feight CFP®

October 13th, 2020


As financial advisors, we often give clients guidance on college funding strategies. In this episode I talked with fellow NAPFA advisor Rich Feight …

College Applications in the COVID Era with Julia Surtshin

September 15th, 2020


Getting started on the college search? Admissions consultant Julia Surtshin has a wealth of tips for the Class of 2021. First and foremost: Don't …

A First Generation Student's Story with Olivia Pura

September 8th, 2020


Olivia Pura is a first-generation college student who just graduated with magna cum laude from Northwestern University and is now beginning a Ph.D. …

Living with Student Loans with Dr. Sarah Dougherty

September 1st, 2020


Sarah Dougherty attended college on partial athletic and merit scholarships, then pursued her dream of becoming a veterinarian. Now more than 10 …

Student Athletes with Kathy Connor

August 25th, 2020


Is your student an athlete looking to pursue their sport in college? Don't miss Kathy's insights on the recruiting process, athletic scholarships, …

College Possible with Emielle Nischik

August 18th, 2020


College Possible makes college admission and success possible for low-income students through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support. Since …

529 College Savings Plans with Richard Ellis

August 13th, 2020


Got questions about 529s? I went straight to the top and had Richard Ellis, Executive Director of Utah's my529, answer questions about how 529s work, how to get the most out of them, choosing a plan and investment …

Gap Years with Ethan Knight

August 11th, 2020


Interested in a gap year? Start here to learn how to make the most of a pre-college break. Whether service, travel or education, a gap year can …

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