For certified help using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the Strong Interest Inventory, and the StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment to think through career options, contact one of these approved providers:
- Cindy Mattson at Defining Point Consulting (I sent my own kids to Cindy Mattson, and I paid full price for her help. Highly, highly recommended.)
- Fred Johnson at MyCareerAssessmentsOnline.com. Click on “Debt Free College.” (Fred provides a fine budget option.)
If you’ve read chapter 13 of my book, you know how critically important it is that students clarify the bullseye on the career target early on—as soon as possible after January of 10th grade. The three assessments I prescribe above are key tools for achieving exactly that. Note that the “free” MBTI and SII assessments you find online are not recommended for our purposes. Be sure to use a certified consultant for this very important work.
For certified financial advising that includes the highest quality debt-free college planning for students, retirement planning for parents, and wealth management all at the same time, contact one of these approved providers:
- Mike Branch (Focus Financial) at https://mikebranch.net
- Tim Larson (Thrivent Financial) at https://connect.thrivent.com/tim-larson/
- Alix Magner (Morgan Stanley Wealth Management) at https://fa.morganstanley.com/alix.magner/
Be extremely wary of any financial advisor who tries to get you to use insurance as a primary college savings vehicle. Certainly, a qualified financial advisor will encourage you to get insurance if you genuinely need insurance—but insurance should never be viewed as a primary college planning strategy. You can learn more about this topic in this Money Magazine article. The financial advisors I recommend above have all read my book cover to cover, and use only high quality college finance strategies that genuinely benefit students and families.
If you have an extremely complicated financial situation or a very high family income, contact:
- Forbes contributor Troy Onink at Stratagee.com. (Request Troy’s highly recommended $450 consultation by clicking here.)
*I am not compensated in any way for making these recommendations.
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Reach me by scrolling to the very bottom of the ABOUT section on this website. Note that I do not ever recommend consultants who promise to “get kids into their dream schools.” I only endorse consultants who take the long view, using the tools I provide to 1) provide dozens of debt-free college strategies to parents, 2) help students zero in on career goal early on, and 3) assist students to identify good-fit college programs that get them straight to those career goals with the least possible amount of time and money spent.
The consultants I endorse don’t get kids to their “dream schools,” they use resources I provide to get kids to their dream lives.
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