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At least once a year, an article about target numbers for college savings are published on major media websites. Recent articles include this one on NYtimes.com, this one on usatoday.com, and this one on reuters.com. A new one came out just this week on Foxbusiness.com. As one can see, this is common territory. But, here at College Parents of America, we think that such articles serve as helpful reminder of how difficult it can be to project out college costs and figuring out your needed amount of savings.
Flirting with College Admissions
We are big fans of Frank Bruni – the long-time contributor to the New York Times and author of Where you Go Is Not Who You’ll Be, about the college admissions mania. We reviewed some of the articles that appeared in the New York Times and highlight some of the best reminders for college parents who […]
College Admissions Mania & New Year – Reaching a Good College Isn’t as Hard as It Seems
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