Should Your Children Go To College?

Should Your Children Go To College?

Due to the overwhelming increase cost for a college education, many parents are rethinking if the Return on Investment is worth the cost. That’s a real tough question. As a parent and college funding expert, I often wonder about this very issue. I have a 13 year old son who doesn’t quite get the importance of academics. He’s a decent student but can do much better in the classroom. Many of his classmates seem to care more about the social aspect of middle school than preparing for their future careers. I understand your kid is in their early teens and ready to start high school. Why do I get great results only when I ban his weekend access to X Box?

As a 57 year old parent, I’m more worried about my impending retirement more than paying 150K for college. Am I wrong? I’m sure this issue is on many parents minds as well. The baby boomer generation needs to worry about paying for our aging parents as well.

Okay, back to the professional side. Yes, to be successful in the new world economy, students need to prepare for college, trade or technical school. My concern is, do they have the drive to be successful? I coach my kid’s junior basketball team. After practice last night, I had a conversation with a parent regarding the lack of drive with her son’s generation. We were totally on the same page. My blog post was driven by that conversation. We’re probably not alone. What’s your opinion as a parent? Please comment.

Dan Evertsz

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Dan Evertsz

College Funding Expert at College Money Pros
Dan Evertsz is the CEO of College Money Pros Over the past 9 years, Dan has helped hundreds of working families access merit scholarships for their college bound students as well as implementing a college funding plan to cover their share of the cost. Mr. Evertsz has been an expert in the Education, Financial Services and the Real Estate industries for the last 27 years. Dan Evertsz has helped hundreds of families navigate this complicated process. Dan has practical experience due to his experience with his daughter who is a recent college graduate. Prior to her entering college, Dan experienced the frustrations of the admissions and financial aid process first hand. Fast forward nine years later, Dan is a recognized leader in the college funding arena. Dan will help your family get all your children through college in a comfortable manner without destroying your nest egg, deferring your retirement or going into student or parent loan debt.