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In this episode, Shellee and Peg discuss: 

  • What is College Aid Pro?
  • The financial planning parents should do for college
  • How to graduate debt-free


Key Takeaways: 

  • Knowledge is power. Be an informed consumer by having a knowledgeable guide to help you and your child better understand which school is a good fit for them, whether it is a personal, academic, or financial fit.
  • Talk to your teen about college costs and your expectations, making sure you’re on the same page and communicating openly your expectations is a critical part of college planning.
  • Parents shouldn’t fall into the “we’ll figure it out” trap. You must have a plan and talk to professionals if you don’t want to spend your retirement savings on your child’s college education.
  • Most colleges discount their tuition, and it’s just a matter of finding and taking advantage of those discounts that are unique to your child and family, based on your financial situation.


“You can find schools where your child will thrive, and you don’t have to go broke doing it. It might not be a school that you’ve heard of right now but there are so many awesome schools out there in this country.” —  Peg Keough



About Peg Keough: Peg is a seasoned financial planner who helps families navigate the college financial planning process, including school selection, financial aid analysis, and strategies to pay for college without leveraging retirement. She joined College Aid Pro to continue this work and because of her huge passion for helping families and, more importantly, planning for the financial side of college. As the Director of Education, she works with both parents and students, as well as financial advisors that want to serve their clients in this area.


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Show notes by Podcastologist: Angelica Rayco.


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