Financial Aid Awareness

February is Financial Aid Awareness Month! The pursuit of post-secondary education is – to state the obvious – not cheap. According to data from the National Center for Education Statistics, undergraduate students can expect to pay an average of $10-$12K per year for...
Learning Instead of Lingering

Learning Instead of Lingering

A business friend and I get together every month or so to talk shop. As I drove to our usual meeting spot, I noticed that my attitude towards our meeting was lacking enthusiasm. I had a bit of dread thinking about the next 60-90 minutes, so I paused to reflect on what...
Connecting the Dots

Connecting the Dots

As a freshman in college, I joined the line with all the other students, signing up for a Pell Grant and other financial aid options offered by the university. Despite having been told the importance of financial awareness and a cash-based approach to life, the...
Appreciation

Appreciation

I love fall and especially a crisp and colorful October. In Nashville, TN where I live, we are fortunate to experience each season for about three months. As the heat and humidity of August waned and September reminded me that a respite was on the way, I could feel...