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Wake Up with Wealthtender: College. Is It Worth It?

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Good morning.

When you hear the word college, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? If this were a multiple choice question, your options might include:

A. Increased Income Potential
B. Personal Development Opportunities
C. Making New Friends & Growing Your Network
D. Going into Debt

Of course, with college football season on the horizon, perhaps you answered none of the above. 🏈

Unfortunately for many Americans, it’s not the benefits of higher education that are top of mind, but rather the cost of college that stirs emotions from fear to frustration. 😤

Whether you’re saving for your children’s education or working to pay down student loans, today’s recommended reads and listens will help you make smarter decisions and feel good about your choices. 👏

And if you’re looking for a financial guidance counselor, you’ll find financial advisors and financial coaches featured on Wealthtender who can help you navigate the complexities of college funding and financing.

Friday Trivia: What is the average student loan debt?  👇

Cost of college education. Portrait stressed woman balancing piggy bank in one hand and books in another. Student having trouble paying for academic university degree tuition concept. Face expressions

What is a Certified College Financial Consultant (CCFC)?

Paying for higher education can be an overwhelming endeavor. That’s where a Certified College Financial Consultant (CCFC) comes in. They have the knowledge and training necessary to help families fund education costs.

While other college planning designations focus on helping students who have already incurred a great deal of student loan debt, CCFCs support students before, during, and after the college planning process.

Let’s take a closer look at what this designation is, what it takes to earn it and how you may benefit from working with a CCFC.


This Week’s Reads & Listens

Enjoy this curated selection of content from Wealthtender Financial Network partners.

🎯 Which College Have You Earned?

Should you or your children decide which college they will attend? Or should your approach be based on the school they earn? [Elgon Financial Advisors]

💸 Should Parents Pay for College?

There are many variables that go into this question of who pays for college. Each family situation is unique. What’s the right answer for your family? [Money Bliss]

🎓 Planning for Education Expenses Amid Change & COVID

In this Q&A, education planning expert Ross Riskin shares insights about student loans, saving for college and making plans in a changing world. [Ross Riskin via Journal of Accountancy]

💡 9 Creative Ways to Pay for College

How can you take some of the sting out of tuition costs? These tuition hacks you may not have considered could provide a little relief. [Spark Rental]

💲 9 More Ideas to Cover College Costs

If you thought the 9 creative ways to pay for college were worth considering, wait until you see 9 more. [Bella Wanana]

❓ How To Pay For College When You Don’t Qualify for Financial Aid

The purpose of this podcast is to help you figure out how to afford the high cost of college when you don’t qualify for need-based financial aid. [Financial Mentor]

💵 Things You Should Know Before You Borrow the Dough

Student loans aren’t the only way to pay for college, but if it’s your last resort, in this episode Bobbi discusses questions to ask when shopping for a loan and creating a plan to pay it off. [CentsAble Chat]

Can’t get enough? Check out these articles from members of our community, too:

Still want more? 🔎 Put the WISE Search Engine to work for you.

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We’re excited to introduce you to financial advisors and financial coaches featured on Wealthtender. Visit their profile page to learn more! Know someone who might be a good match? Forward this email and put your matchmaking skills into practice. 🤝

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The Brightest Stars

Each week we showcase a member of our network who has earned a 5-star review on Wealthtender. 

Mitlin Money Mindset – What did you do today that brought you joy?



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👉 Friday Trivia: What is the average student loan debt? The average student loan debt load for borrowers of all ages is $39,351 this year. (Source: Chipper)

Disclaimer: In order to make Wealthtender free for our readers, we earn money from advertisers including financial professionals who pay to be featured on our platform. This creates a natural conflict of interest when we favor promotion of our clients over other professionals not featured on Wealthtender. Learn how we operate with integrity to earn your trust.

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