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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.

College Wealth Advisor Tom Martin

    • Education

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

    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

    Resources:

    College Pre-Approval Worksheet

    Sallie Mae, How America Pays for College 2021

    College Board, Education Pays 2021

    IRS, EFC Calculation

     

     

    • 50 min

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