Use This Nifty Net Price Calculator To Estimate College Expenses

how to determine what your favorite college will really cost after accounting for scholarships and financial aid



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The price of a college education has never been higher. According to the College Board, the average private college now costs over $34,000 per year. And that’s just for tuition and fees. Throw in room and board, books, and other expenses for four years and the total cost could exceed $250,000 by the time your future scholar walks across the graduation stage.

To complicate things, every school is different. Prices vary. Scholarship opportunities and financial aid vary as well. As I have said before, financial aid varies from school to school, family to family, and even student to student within the same family.

Even if you don’t believe you will qualify for any financial aid, you will want to use this nifty calculator to get an estimate of what you can expect to pay at the specific schools your student is considering. 

5 Financial Planning Lessons You Can Learn From A Super Bowl Champion

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On February 4th, 2018 the Twin Cities will host the 52nd Super Bowl at US Bank Stadium. Regardless of who wins that day, there is a lot that can be learned from teams and players that are at the top of their game.

Following are 5 financial planning lessons you can learn from a Super Bowl champion. 

Add These Five Things For Your 2018 Financial Planning To Do List

Make 2018 the year you finally get your finances organized

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For better or worse, 2017 is in the history books. If 2017 was a great year for you, congratulations. 2018 presents an opportunity to build on that success. If you had a more challenging year, the new year offers fresh start, new opportunities and hope for a better future.

As you prepare for the year ahead, consider adding these 5 things to your 2018 financial planning to do list.

Happy New Year!

My New Year’s resolution is to bring a little more joy into my life. To me that means being a little less uptight, having a little fun once in a while, and not caring so much about what others may think.

Heck, I might even leave my tie at home once in a while. Wow, how crazy is that?

I will be back from my brief blog break the week of January 8th. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this fun little video from the Piano Guys.

What is your resolution for the new year?


Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to you and your family. I will be enjoying a brief, blog break over the next two weeks. Rest assured, I will return in the New Year with plenty of fresh new content.

I hope your holiday season is filled with love and peace.