Month: August 2015

Moving Across Country on the Cheap

Last fall, we moved 3,600 miles across the country from southwest Florida to Portland, Oregon. It was a dream we’d been hatching for a while, but it happened so quickly that it felt like a daunting task. We wanted to keep the move as simple and as cheap as possible so we could spend our […]

Saving for College

Many of us are sending kids back to school this month, and thinking about the financial hit our wallet may take if our kids are in private school or attending college. Last week, our blog focused mostly on financial aid do’s and don’ts. But whether your children (or grandchildren!) are young, middle schoolers, or college […]

College Bound: Avoiding Financial Aid Mistakes

Are you the parent of a high school student? Are you starting to plan for college? When my son was considering colleges, the comment I heard most often from parents who’d already put their kids through school was, “count on it costing three times what you think it will cost”. I was horrified. How would […]