Tag Archives: college

Can’t afford the fancy college of your child’s dreams? When it happens in the comedy The House, parents Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler start an underground casino in their basement. Financial professional Brad Allen talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 about options for parents finding themselves in this all-too-real situation: 1. Start Saving Early – A lot […]

New changes are coming to Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in 2016. For the first time ever, families can apply for federal student aid beginning October 1. That’s three months earlier than ever before. In the past, early applications had been accepted starting in January. Financial professional, Brad Allen talks with Milwaukee’s NBC WTMJ-4 about the changes […]

Graduation season means it is time to make some serious student loan decisions. Tony Drake, CFP® talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 about advice for both high school and college grads. High school graduates: 1. Consider cost cutting 2. Seek out scholarships 3. Focus on four Find and apply for scholarships here. College Graduates can create a […]

The majority of families got an “F” when it comes to knowledge about 529 college savings plans. About two-thirds of people answered wrong when they were asked what a 529 plan is. Financial professional Tony Drake, CFP® talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 about what 529 college savings plans are, and how parents can use them to […]

Grandparents are a big part of the family and the family budget. 96% of grandparents say they spend money on their grandchildren. 40% say they spend more than $500 per year on their grandkids. Certified Financial Planner Tony Drake talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ about 4 ways grandparents can help out and save money at the […]

Relief is on the horizon for college students and their families. Interest rates on federal student loans will go down on July 1st. Certified Financial Planner Tony Drake talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 about 4 things borrowers should consider before taking out loans. Click here for a student loan calculator. Click here for a link to […]

Congratulations to the Class of 2015! CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Tony Drake talks with WTMJ about practical tips for college grads. Click here for help getting started on a budget.

There are smart and not-so-smart ways to pay for college. Financial professional Tony Drake says it starts with changing our mentality from borrowing to saving. Tony talked with WTMJ about the right ways to save for college. Click here to watch the video.