How Much In Student Loans Can You Handle?

Today is the deadline for many high school seniors to confirm their college choice.  For many it’s a culmination of a process of hard work in high school, ACTs and SATs, and building an extracurricular resume.  It’s an emotional decision as you decide where you will spend the next four (or more) years of your […]

Can You Benefit from Brexit?

Last month’s UK vote to leave the European Union delivered an unexpected shock to the world’s financial system.  Stock markets generally do not react well to uncertainty, which the Brexit vote introduced.   The fact that UK pollsters largely got this vote wrong added to chaos as world markets reeled in its wake as financial analysts […]

Making Hard College Decisions

If you have a graduating senior who’s off to college, you have probably already sent in your deposit with May 1st being the deadline for many selective universities.   College selection is a process fraught with emotion for many parents.  Among selective schools, there is much more competition than there was a generation ago.  There is […]

Guilt About Higher Education

This time of year can be bittersweet for members of the upper muddle class. There can be elation when they find out years of hard work have been rewarded with an acceptance to a good college. But this is tempered by fears about how their families will pay for school.

The higher education credit card

Almost two weeks ago, Boulder hosted its first presidential visit since the Eisenhower era. President Obama’s stop at The Sink and the yogurt incident became local legends. Now that the phalanx of helicopters has left town, we should think about the topic of his speech — higher education and student loans. The thrust of his […]