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Financial Planning for College with Rick Brooks – OBHF Ep. 17

Tips for financial planning for college.

One of the things I try to do with parents of littles (I mean really little) is encourage them to start their financial planning for college as soon as possible. Is that obnoxious? Yeah, maybe. Here we are playing with their happy baby, enjoying the moment, and I’m talking about something 17 years in the […]

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Advice for High School Seniors and their Parents with College Coach Rita Waters – OBHF Podcast Ep. 16

Expert advice for high school seniors who are college bound.

San Diego college coach Rita Waters has helped dozens of families and she has some advice for high school seniors and their parents. While the junior year of high school is often considered the toughest, senior year is not a cake walk. Rita says it requires patience and fortitude! All through the summer, impending seniors […]

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How High School Juniors Can Prepare for College – OBHF Podcast Ep. 14

Touring colleges is part of how high school juniors can prepare for college.

When it came to college we knew we didn’t know everything, so we needed to find a college coach who could tell us how high school juniors can prepare for college. We’re so grateful to Rita Waters, who coaches juniors and seniors (watch for that episode soon) in the San Diego area. Rita has been […]

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Legal Documents Your 18-Year-Old Dependent Should Sign

legal documents for 18-year old dependents

My list of worry items as we careen towards college move-in is long, but having my son sign legal documents wasn’t even on my radar until a recent conversation with an attorney friend. As we discussed our impending empty nest, he said “You know about FERPA right?”. Of course I didn’t know about FERPA! It’s […]

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How to Coach and Lead Your College-Bound Gen Z Child

Gen Z Teen Heading to College

  After the tragic shooting in Parkland Florida, five amazing teens (Jaclyn Corin, Alex Wind, Emma Gonzalez, Cameron Kasky, and David Hogg) helped organize a national movement/student revolt in which millions of Americans joined them in holding protests focused on school shootings and gun violence. The five graced the cover of Time Magazine and were […]

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My Favorite Website for College Research

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When we started on the path toward college I didn’t know it would involve hours of my life on website after website doing college research. There’s the sites that help you research and organize potential schools, like Naviance, which most high schools will be affiliated with. There’s the actual college sites themselves. All the sites […]

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