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Our Recent Podcast Episodes

January 23, 2020

Remember the mortgage crisis? That’s what we’re in with college now. So here’s how to not go upside down in this landscape.

College is truly an unregulated investment...let us explain. This is a super important episode if you have children of any age, so you can grow to understand what's really going…
December 19, 2019

Should College Athletes Get Paid to Play?

As the college football bowl games begin, and as college basketball season ramps up, we sit down and have a frank discussion about this age-old question.
November 7, 2019

When You Want to Give Your Kid the Best

As parents, you want to give your kid the best opportunities. But what does that look like? In this episode, we sit down and have a raw, honest conversation about…

Affording College

Our Recent Blog Posts

July 7, 2020

COVID-19 has me worried about my teen’s college dreams.

By Paige Chapman-Layand I don’t know about you, but as the mom of a high school student--let’s just say that since March--the last few minutes before I drift off to…
common app essayBlog
June 26, 2020

Virtual Common App Essay Writing Camps are THE way to help your Class of 2021 student get ahead.

By Paige Chapman-Layland, Manager of Client Planning and College Liftoff's Writing Center   I can’t believe our Common App essay camps are halfway through.  After a year of planning, it…
May 29, 2020

SAT UPDATES–Priority Fall Registration is OPEN (and more)

If you've been waiting to hear about SAT dates (and when registration for those dates will be open)...wait no further! The College Board has released the information below regarding SAT…


Our Recent Video Blog Posts

Why the college essay is so importantVideos
March 24, 2020

Video: Writing the perfect college essay!

Why College Admission is so CompetitiveVideos
March 24, 2020

Video: Why is college admissions so competitive? And why is college so expensive?

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