Category Archives: Freshman Year

Banking Options for College Students

What to do when there isn’t a branch at both college and home. By Anne Vaccaro Brady The perfect scenario is that your freshman sets up a checking account at a bank at home, which also has a branch on … Continue reading

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College Admissions News—the Planning Edition

Conversations to have with your student, tools for estimating college costs and more. By Anne Vaccaro Brady Whether you’re the parent of a high schooler or college freshman, you’re likely thinking about what’s next, because it seems like there’s always something … Continue reading

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The Essentials of a College Care Package

What to send, how often and why personal touches make a difference.  By Anne Vaccaro Brady I asked some college kids, recent grads and a couple of college parents for their advice on what makes a good care package. What … Continue reading

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College News for Back to School

Advice and tips on applications, college success, finding scholarships and more.  By Anne Vaccaro Brady Your college freshman has probably been on campus for at least a week, or your high school senior may just be starting classes, depending upon … Continue reading

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College News for the Last Lazy Days of Summer

Advice and information for parents of college freshmen and high school students.  By Anne Vaccaro Brady For some parents it’s the first glance at a tuition bill when it suddenly registers that their child is going off to college soon. … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts as My Life as a College Parent Winds Down

I only have a year left to refer to myself as the mom of a college student.  By Anne Vaccaro Brady The youngest of my two kids is entering his senior year of college. Come next August, I won’t be … Continue reading

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College News for the Summer

Info on college searches, financial aid forecasting, essay writing and more. By Anne Vaccaro Brady Whether you’re the parent of a high school senior or a college freshman, I’ve found some recent articles and posts that will help as you … Continue reading

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