Kristen Bixby

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Advice for Parents

Advice for Parents: A Most Important Question to Ask

Bear with me while I share a quick personal story. The other day my son’s teacher called me to tell me that he had been wearing his hat in school. He’s only in first grade, and it’s not a hard rule that hats can’t be worn. She called him to her desk to ask him to remove his hat. However, rather than the typical, “Please remove your hat,” she had the consideration to ask a very important question: “Why are you wearing your hat in the classroom?” Read More

Financial Aid

Setting Your College Financial Plan Early

By Campus Bound Founder, President and Financial Aid Lead, Gregg Cohen

I’ve heard people use the expression that being a parent can bring some long days but short years.  The time can fly and there is no way to slow it down.   Having helped thousands of people with the financial side of college, I know that many feel the same way about the prospect of paying for college.   Generally speaking, this isn’t a deadline you can move.  Unlike your retirement, where you may decide to delay a couple of years or get a second job, the first college bill will come quickly, in the summer after high school graduation.

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