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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

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December 19, 2019


We will be open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY on the following dates: 12-27, 12-28, 12-31, and 1-2. We are closed 12-24, 12-25, 12-26, and 1-1!   Have a GREAT holiday season!
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November 13, 2019

Making your holiday shoe dreams come true…

Should your teen consider a career in logistics? How will your shoe dreams come true this holiday season? Ask our students--several of them recently job shadowed at DSW to witness…
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October 10, 2019

BIG 10th Anniversary News

We want to take this space and time to thank everyone of you who have been a part of or supported College Liftoff for the last 10 years. And in…
October 7, 2019

The Crisis of Higher Education

Is this what we've come to with higher education in America? Once upon a time, Americans graduated high school and went to college. Or not. It depended on what they…
October 4, 2019

Are we too late to begin thinking about college?

It's October of your child's senior year. And you haven't been on a college visit...really explored your child's potential majors...and have no idea where your child should apply. Are you…
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August 28, 2019

Early Action vs. Early Decision–what’s the difference?

If you're the parent of a high school senior, you (and your student) might be beginning to feel overwhelmed by all the college terminology and deadlines floating around. Should you…