Over the last 20 years, college tuition and fees have exploded- increasing by nearly 180% to the chagrin of many parents and high school seniors. But it turns out that you don’t have to pay that overinflated sticker price of a higher education. That’s what we discuss during today’s conversation with Ann Garcia, who is also known as The College Financial Lady. That’s the name of her site, where she also has a masterclass, and her book: “How to Pay for College” covers all the strategies you need to deploy in order to get your kid through college without wrecking your retirement. We discuss some of the surprising benefits of higher education, negotiating the costs of attending college, how to compare award letters from multiple schools, the proper way to view non-institutional scholarships, ways to start college-adjacent conversations with your kids, and more!

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