I’ve spoken in the past about approaching college planning like a project manager. There are many steps to take, lots of aspects to “manage” and there’s an order to which your efforts should unfold for your project to be a success, just as in a kitchen remodel.
How does someone get away with bribing coaches and taking tests for students, while saying this is just “how it’s done these days?” Apparently there are quite a few parents that actually believe attending and graduating from certain “name brand” colleges will translate into future success for their children.
Retirement is a distant and theoretical concept for most people. College, on the other hand, is more like a freight train picking up momentum and heading right at us. When suddenly confronted with the overwhelming reality of college costs, parents take action.
College is a multi-year project that is 5 – 7 times more expensive than the average kitchen remodel. But like a remodel, it takes planning to pull it off successfully: an investment of time, expertise and money in advance.