Posts by Suzanne Shaffer

The Bare Necessities (For a College Dorm)

Don't leave home for college without the right college dorm necessities!

financial aid deadline

What Happens When You Miss the Financial Aid Deadline?

Deadlines are critically important during college prep. Test deadlines, application deadlines, FAFSA deadlines and more can have far-reaching ramifications. Be smart and keep a calendar of all college deadlines.

5 Parenting Lessons from “The Middle”

If you're in a middle-class family, it's easy to relate to the Hecks of the television show "The Middle." Here are five parenting lessons for parents of teens.

Teachable Moments from the 2016 Presidential Election

Teachable Moments from the 2016 Presidential Election

It doesn’t matter which side of the political aisle you are on in this Presidential election, your teen can learn some valuable lessons about life, responsibility and outcomes.

Talk to Your Teen About Financing College

Talk to Your Teen About Financing College

If you have a college-bound teen you’re well aware of the cost of college – it’s high. In this article, we hope to make the uncomfortable topic of how to pay for college a bit more comfortable for everyone.