Thanks to My Father

My father was a teacher and the football coach at the high school I attended. I felt lucky to be in his health class. As a teenager I felt he had the best job a father could have. During high school I struggled with the decision of what course of study to pursue in college. Because of my father’s […]

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On Dolphins and Dreams

When I was 10, I wanted to be a marine biologist. I wanted to study whales and swim with dolphins.  I knew it would require getting a college degree, and while I did not fully understand what that meant (no one in my family had gone to college), the idea was cemented that college was […]

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The Aspirational Value of Saving for College

Think of an important young girl in your life. Maybe she’s your teenage granddaughter, your niece in first grade, or your toddler. No matter her age, chances are she’s already forming her view of college. How do you show her that earning a college degree is an exciting challenge that will add great benefits to […]

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