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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

High School and CovidBlog
August 4, 2020

Dear Parents of High Schoolers–here’s the scoop the SAT and ACT this fall.

Parents Corner--Paige tells us what's up. By Paige Chapman-Layland Hey Parents,  Let’s talk about standardized testing for a moment.  You’ve all heard, or perhaps lived the recent horror stories. Test…
High School and CovidBlog
July 7, 2020

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

High school mom and college planner Paige shares her concerns for kids in the COVID-19 pandemic. By Paige Chapman-Layand I don’t know about you, but as the mom of a…
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…


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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