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How to Prepare for College Financially with Guest John…

Jan 20, 2021

My son or daughter got into college now what? What is the total cost of attendance really? Can I afford it? What options are there for financial aid, loans, merit aid, scholarship? Do I really have to pay the sticker price? As families start to assess their ability to afford college, what should they be doing and when?




Savage Money Host George Grombacher presses John Hupalo on saving & planning for college in CV-19 world.  What’s changed? Is getting into college still the goal?  Does it really pay to save rather borrow for college? What’s 529 Day? How does family fear and risk profile affect saving and selecting colleges?




There are many types of bank accounts that students will find useful in the coming years. We’ve already discussed savings plans specifically for college in another article, so this is an overview of some other basic financial accounts. Keep in mind, most of these accounts are Government-insured, meaning the first $250,000 of an individual’s total deposits are protected against a bank/credit union failure through the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) for banks or NCUA (National Credit Union Administration) for credit unions.