My mission is simple: to help level the playing field between you and colleges. There’s always a college that’s willing to pay you to attend, and I promise to help you find them and avoid the ones leading to stupid levels of debt.
My name is Tom Martin, wealth advisor & college expert, and this is the podcast that’s dedicated to helping college-bound families make smart money moves.
5 Biggest Financial Mistakes College Families Make
Welcome to the Episode #1 of the College Wealth Advisor Podcast. In this episode I dive into the 5 Biggest Mistakes College-Bound Families Make.
00:03:20 Mistake #1 - They don't understand the basics of financial aid.
00:20:25 Mistake #2 - They don't set a budget for college.
00:23:00 Mistake #3 - They don't student loan maximums
00:33:00 Mistake #4 - They don't set a limit on student loans
00:43:50 Mistake #5 - They de-prioritize the SAT/ACT
College Pre-Approval Worksheet
Sallie Mae, How America Pays for College 2021
College Board, Education Pays 2021
IRS, EFC Calculation