The BIG Day will get here sooner than you think. Ready?

 Podcast:   Parenting Your "Nearly Grown"   JUST.   GOT.   EASIER.  

Save $ - Start Now - Moving Day Has Hidden Expenses 

As your child barrels toward leaving your nest, expenses lurk that you've not considered - until now. 

No where do expenses escalate faster it seems, than when they move to their new location. 

Whether it's to a new job, a new college, or simply switching from a dorm to an apartment - there's big money to be spent - or SAVED.

In this podcast, you'll find 10 great ideas on how to:

  • start saving now, whether they are a 9th or 10th grader - or leaving home next week
  • negotiate when buying big ticket items
  • find things for free or for less money
  • learn little known spots to look for needed items

These 10 ideas are gathered from parents previously in your shoes wanting to pass on their mistakes so that you won't make them.  In this most practical of podcasts, you'll be glad you tuned in.

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Can this 10 Point Strategy to Beginning ACT-SAT Prep work at your house?

 Podcast:   Parenting Your "Nearly Grown"   JUST.   GOT.   EASIER.  

10 Points to a ACT-SAT Beginning Prep Strategy  

It's finally arrived.  You have child around the 8th-9th-10th grade and you've only heard about the ACT-SAT.  Then you just might be interested in this 10-point strategy to getting started.  

If you've just now begun to hear about the ACT-SAT, you'll know that it is seriously in transition. 

You might even be thinking: "it sounds like it might be going away, so we aren't going to worry about it at our house."

Before you 100% commit to the "forget it" strategy, you will want to learn a few details mentioned in this podcast.  

If you are of a "Scarlett O'Hara" mindset:  "I'll think about that tomorrow", many make that same mistake. 

Before you 100% commit to "waiting to think about it," you will want to learn a few details mentioned in this...
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3 Ideas to make Winter Break Count starting NOW - for Your "Nearly Grown" child

JellyGeneration knows parents & students have more “need to know” than time. Join them on their journey as they break down financial and legal issues into practical and usable information.

Never Let a Good Crisis Go To Waste

Even a political phrase can be used in our daily lives. In fact, the upcoming holiday season offers high school and college-aged students just such an opportunity. We all crave control over our own financial destiny and the last two months of the year present not only a large need to get that control, but unparalleled possibilities in how to achieve it. Everyone faces how to avoid a cash crunch during the holidays. Time Inc., reminded us of why millennials see even more enticing advertising than other buying groups: The 4 Most Sought After Shoppers

The millennial generation gets a lot of attention from retailers. Americans in the mid-teens to late 20s represent the country’s largest demographic, so it’s understandable that...

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Moving? Comparing city/job $ offers? Here's How.

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What to do BEFORE you (or your graduate) packs and moves . . . !

Is someone in your family, perhaps you or your graduating child, considering moving to a new city(s) and contemplating the salary offer(s) involved?

The offer may sound perfect or maybe it doesn't.  Either way, how much buying power does it have when compared to your current city or any other city you might be considering?

Do you want to avoid mistakes, create a leg up on negotiation tactics?  Then this article is tailor-made for you.  

The cost of living varies GREATLY between cities.  One mom of our students said:

"My child was so excited to be heading to CA.  He is working out his spending plan, just like your course teaches, and put in the $ amount it takes to get an apartment - with 4 roommates no less.  I nearly fell through the floor.  His "apartment rent" (just his 1/4 portion) is MORE than my house payment.  My house has a front and back yard, and more square...

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College Apps and 2019 Deadlines. How can you get organized?

 
College Applications Wearing You Down?  
Make it Easier to Track
 
Is it too late to apply for College for FALL 2019??? 
No!  Check out this article by CollegeSimply.com Update 2019 Deadlines which has a list of who/what/where and how much time you have left.  
 
How can you and your teen keep your mental head above water?  Read on to see how we organized ours.  

Here's how to organize those applications.  

If you are a high school junior or senior – or have one living in your home, you've probably spent large amounts of time working on college applications. It is definitely a “labor” of love because many high schoolers apply to seven or more colleges these days. College counselors have been haranguing your juniors all last year to get those applications in as soon as possible. The mantra is that the earlier it is submitted, the better chance for acceptance. The process can be overwhelming, since each...

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College/Apartment Furniture for Under $100? Sure!

Spending Plans don’t have to get torpedoed for apartment or dorm move-in day. There ARE inexpensive ways to purchase furniture perfect for dorms/apts/houses.

Avoid Furniture Sticker Shock

You’ve figured out how to pay for your child’s college, you’ve enrolled them, they have a roommate, and have even bought the sports ticket package. You are done, right? We all wish. Perhaps they (or you) are moving into an apartment after graduation.  Many students move directly to an apartment, or a house, or have a college that provides minimal furniture. Here are 4 ideas that just might save the financial day!

#1 Know Thy College Seniors

Rumor has it that kids do eventually graduate from college. At least that’s what I’m counting on! Guess what? There are college grads moving out in December, May, and August. Odds are pretty high that they don’t need nor want their current furniture. And what’s more? They don’t have an easy way to get...

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