The time of year has arrived for graduation season…graduating from college, high school, middle school and yes even preschool are times of celebration. It is a time to reflect on all of the achievements of your child and how time seems to have flown by. The amount of preparation that has occurred … [Read more...] about College Planning Using 529 Plans
Recently I wrote a post on the discounts that are available to AARP cardholders (click here for link to read the post - 50 and Fabulous). Well retirees (or at least those of us over age 50 who are eligible to join AARP) are not the only groups that are offered discounts. College students who have … [Read more...] about Student ID = Savings
How can you go from feeling so certain that you are prepared, to feeling a bit panicked that you must have missed something? The week that I have been preparing for has finally arrived. The big drop off at college for my youngest daughter Elizabeth. The lists have been completed and I am … [Read more...] about Feeling Unprepared for Retirement?
There are certain sayings that conjure up memories from my childhood and one favorite statement in my house was “You’re not the boss of me”! Growing up with three brothers and one sister in a household without a defined leader meant that someone was always trying to boss you around. No need to … [Read more...] about Empowering Young Girls
Today is my last first day of school and like many endings, this one is a bit hard to swallow. For the past 21 years, the first day of school has brought great joy for me as my girls headed off filled with excitement and trepidation. The ritual of taking pictures with their fingers holding the … [Read more...] about Reflections of Time Passed
We all have a number of transitions in our life, and some are more difficult than others. The definition of transition is a passage from one state, stage, subject, or place to another. The difficulty of understanding this noun is not in the meaning but in the act. What makes some transitions … [Read more...] about Transitions – Happy Mother’s Day