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While everyone loves holiday presents, one great gift parents can pass to their children is a discussion about money and making a budget. Ok, it’s not the most exciting topic, but it is one that high school and college students need to think about.  For the pre-high school crowd, a basic understanding of saving and spending goes a long way to setting them on a course for success in the years to come.



For some students, the college interview may be their first ever formal interview with a prize on the line: admission to the college. An interview can be an important piece of the admission puzzle, along with academics and extracurriculars, and may even help maximize your student’s merit-based financial aid (free money awarded by the college, not based on family finances).



Preparing for college admissions essays is a great opportunity to put the student's best foot forward, and may even help boost the odds for scholarship funding in certain applications.  In this episode of the My College Corner Podcast, Kathleen Carey, founder of Find Your Story shares expert advice on how to move college essays from ordinary to extraordinary.