Saving Money When Your Child Goes Away To College

When parents send their students away to college, there are two major thought processes going on: My heart is being ripped out of my chest and I’ll never survive this! Hallelujah! Less stress, more food in the house, it’s about time! As we struggle to come to terms with these conflicting emotions, the reality of having a student in college and the impact on family finances hits home will make you wonder how you are going to get through the next four years. Fortunately, it is possible to save money…

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How I Failed to Ruin my Son

Jonathan, my middle child, graduated from high school this month. Like millions of moms this graduation season, I wiped the tears from my eyes while scratching my head, wondering where the time had gone. He’s 6’3,” 190 pounds but it seems like yesterday he was climbing into my bed to snuggle because he was afraid of a thunderstorm. In my mind, he should still be dressing up as Darth Vader for Halloween or hunting Easter eggs in the backyard. But those days are long gone. Instead of a bright-eyed inquisitive…

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