Below, I give you 7 minutes of fast-paced video training created specifically for parents of 7th and 8th graders.
If you’ve got a bright, capable 7th or 8th grader headed for college—you’re probably wondering, “How are we going to pay for that?”
You’re especially thinking this if your kid isn’t a likely candidate for scholarships, you haven’t saved for college, and you make too much money to get government financial aid. (Or you think you do.)
You absolutely don’t want mountains of student loan debt for the kids you love.
Is there hope for getting your kids through college debt-free?
But you’ll need someone to guide you.
Your journey toward debt-free college starts right here, right now.
This short 7-minute video will give you the jump-start you need right now to get the kids you love through college debt-free, and into jobs they love afterward.
Watch, and then share with the friends who’ll be with you on this journey.
(This fun, informal video was made in the studio where I record my podcasts, but it’s not technically a podcast episode. You can find Episode 1 of my podcast here.)
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Parents of athletes fork out thousands to cover sports expenses over the years. Many wonder, “Is all this time, effort, and money going to pay off big when this kid gets to college?” Here, the sweaty truth about sports scholarships.
1. The truth about sports scholarships: They can make it next to impossible to succeed academically.
Student athletes are typically required to devote up to 40 hours per week to practices, travel, conditioning, and games. This article by NextStepU calls it “an unbelievable commitment in time and dedication…you may…be practicing at 6 a.m. or midnight or even twice a day.”
If your kid has an important test scheduled at the same time as travel back from a game, he’ll likely be told, “Too bad, you’re on a sports scholarship. Buck up and show that you’re all in on this sport.” Your daughter needs to study? She’ll likely hear, “Bring books and notes and study on the bus on the way.” Lack of quiet study space, pressure to repeatedly skip college classes, and sheer exhaustion from the schedule can wreak havoc with a student’s ability to focus on academics—the very reason he or she is at college in the first place.
Lynn O’Shaughnessy writes this, in Moneywatch:
Officially, D-I teams aren’t supposed to practice more than 20 hours a week though travel and other extra obligations aren’t included. In reality, the time restriction is often a joke. Conditioning or weight lifting, for instance, might be called voluntary, but the coach takes attendance and the kid who spends that time in the library could end up on the bench.
In the consulting work I do at GetIntoMedSchool.com, one of my clients explained his “B” in Organic Chemistry to me this way: “We flew home from a game, and I ran down the concourse and dove into the back of a taxi. I screamed at the driver to rush me to the building where my O Chem final was going on, but I was still 45 minutes late. The professor had no sympathy for my situation, and refused to give me any extra time. She said I should have made it a priority to be at the exam on time.”
2. The truth about sports scholarships: They’re not as lucrative as you think.
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