October 1st is the opening date to submit your FAFSA for the 2018-19 school year. So what is FAFSA and should you complete an application? FAFSA is a Free Application For Financial Student Aid. You should complete an application if your child is even thinking of enrolling in college next year. WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY? You won't know what's available to you if you don't apply. Nearly every student is eligible for some form of aid. There are many factors considered in the formula to … [Read More...]
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The time has come to prepare your child for living in a dorm at college. There are many college dorm checklists available for reference. These lists can be extensive and overwhelming financially. What do you really need to buy? What can you skip? Summer 2016 was my introduction to this fun and emotional time. I was so excited for my daughter to spread her wings, yet worried about her survival without me. The thought of her leaving our little nest would bring an instant tear to my … [Read More...]
100 Day Challenge Goal Check-In Day 68 It's accountability time again! We are now 68 days into our 100 Day Goal Challenge. This will be our last check-in before the final results of our 100 Day Challenge. It's been stated in other posts and I will say it again, goals and positive motivation are highly valued by us. Accountability really helps so thanks for being there for us. Here is our 100 Day Challenge Goal Check-In Day 68. Michael We are two-thirds of the way through this challenge and … [Read More...]
Saving money is easier said than done. You open a savings account and say you will deposit money into it each month. Your intentions are good but things come up and month after month your savings … [Read More...]
Parenting requires many skills, duties, emotions, and actions. Periodically on the blog, I will share tips that I learned over the past 22 years as a parent. My parenting tip #1 is prayer. Prayer is … [Read More...]