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Jeff Walters and Shannon Panek lead you through the biggest college planning concerns. They'll talk about the best ways to save for, plan, and pay for college. Student loans. Repayments. Career choices. Job availability. Test prep. The FAFSA. We'll cover it all on this show. If you have any questions for us, give a call to 704-628-6644 or visit https://www.communityeducationalfunding.com to learn more.

Jeff Walters and Shannon Panek lead you through the biggest college planning concerns. They'll talk about the best ways to save for, plan, and pay for college. Student loans. Repayments. Career choices. Job availability. Test prep. The FAFSA. We'll cover it all on this show. If you have any questions for us, give a call to 704-628-6644 or visit https://www.communityeducationalfunding.com to learn more.

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Jeff Walters and Shannon Panek lead you through the biggest college planning concerns. They'll talk about the best ways to save for, plan, and pay for college. Student loans. Repayments. Career choices. Job availability. Test prep. The FAFSA. We'll cover it all on this show. If you have any questions for us, give a call to 704-628-6644 or visit https://www.communityeducationalfunding.com to learn more.

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English


Episodes

Ep 13: What Do Your Taxes, FAFSA, and Retirement Savings Have In Common?

1/7/2021
Do you have all your ducks in a row when it comes to securing college funding? How can you leverage your investments? Read more and get additional resources here: https://abcsofcollegefunding.com/podcast/ep-13-what-do-your-taxes-fafsa-and-retirement-savings-have-in-common/207/ What we discuss on this episode: 3:12 - Why are financial advisors interested in the college funding space? 5:49 - How is the FAFSA similar to doing your taxes? 7:26 - What happens when there are errors on...

Duration:00:22:32

Ep 12: Freshman Year Experience with Student Guest Lane

12/28/2020
What was freshman year like for one of our past students? How has COVID impacted her learning? We catch up with a current student to get a first-hand account of the new college experience. Read more and get additional resources here: https://abcsofcollegefunding.com/podcast/ep-12-freshman-year-experience-with-student-guest-lane/200/ What we discuss on this show: 0:44 - Let’s review the past year with our student guest, Lane. 2:11 - What gives Lane her fearless approach? 3:18 - What...

Duration:00:25:08

Ep 11: Finding Your Calling With Kristin Mitchell of Art Box Studio

12/17/2020
From pivoting in 2020 to finding your calling, special guest Kristin Mitchell shares her story as a small business owner. Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://abcsofcollegefunding.com/podcast/ep-11-finding-your-calling-with-kristin-mitchell-of-art-box-studio/195/ What we discuss on the show: 1:02 - Let’s introduce today’s special guest and small business owner. 2:36 - What does the business do? 3:16 - How has her business pivoted during the pandemic? 4:56...

Duration:00:25:49

Ep 10: Common Questions About College Applications and Scholarships

10/22/2020
What kinds of questions do students often ask as they apply for colleges? What do you need to know ahead of time? Join us as we discuss the different questions that typically arise and how students should approach the process. Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://abcsofcollegefunding.com/podcast/common-questions-about-college-applications-and-scholarships/186/ What we discuss on the show: 0:40 - What’s going on with high school senior students right...

Duration:00:19:58

Ep 9: Finding Success Through Service and Leadership Skills

9/17/2020
As schools start back up and hints of fall are upon us, we have an opportunity to reflect and look ahead for the coming school year. What does it mean to have a successful year? What would it mean to be a leader? Read more and get additional resources here: https://abcsofcollegefunding.com/podcast/ep-9-finding-success-through-service-and-leadership-skills/181/ What we discuss on the show: 1:01 - High schools and colleges have started back up. 1:36 - How is success measured? 2:32 -...

Duration:00:15:43

Ep 8: Ramifications of COVID-19 When College Planning

9/3/2020
How has COVID impacted your college choices? What will happen to financial aid opportunities and college funding? Let’s talk about what has changed in 2020. Read more and get additional college planning resources here: https://abcsofcollegefunding.com/podcast/ep-8-ramifications-of-covid-19-when-college-planning/173/ What we discuss on this episode: 1:17 - How do students find the right schools amidst COVID? 4:40 - What happens if…? 6:35 - What ramifications has COVID-19 had so...

Duration:00:18:09

Ep 7: How to Approach the College Process with Darren Rose

8/20/2020
How can you better plan for college? How has COVID changed things when it comes to college for the upcoming college freshman and upcoming college senior? Darren Rose joins us today to discuss this process and help you get prepared during these unprecedented times. Read more and get additional resources here: https://abcsofcollegefunding.com/podcast/ep-7-how-to-approach-the-college-process-with-darren-rose/167/ On today's show: 1:06 - Introducing Darren Rose to the podcast. 2:29 -...

Duration:00:18:20

Ep 6: Meet Student Services Coordinator Nicole LaGrange

8/6/2020
What does a student services coordinator do? Why is it important for high school students to have a plan going into college? Nicole shares her experience and how it directly relates to her new role on the team. Read more and get additional resources here: https://abcsofcollegefunding.com/podcast/ep-6-meet-student-services-coordinator-nicole-lagrange/161/ On today's show: 1:17 - Introducing our new student services coordinator, Nicole. 2:14 - In our new COVID world, what does student...

Duration:00:20:19

Ep 5: Meet Our Newest Investment Advisor Joni Rametta

7/16/2020
The Community Educational Funding team added a new member of the team and we wanted to introduce her to you. Today you’ll meet Joni Rametta, who has more than 30 years in financial planning and brings her own personal learning experiences to the college funding arena. Read more and get additional resources here: https://abcsofcollegefunding.com/podcast/ep-5-meet-our-newest-investment-advisor-joni-rametta/156/ Today's show schedule: 0:39 – Introducing our new investment advisor, 1:19...

Duration:00:12:50

Ep 4: Choosing the Right College Major

7/2/2020
This new normal for college planning will change a lot of the decisions you make and few will have the importance of picking the major you pursue. This choice will impact everything from which school you attend to what career path you follow, but student often go off to college without much consideration for their major. Today we’ll talk about what conversations you should be having and why this decision is so critical for your future. Read more and get additional resources here: ...

Duration:00:17:10

Ep 3: Answering the Most Common College Planning Questions

6/18/2020
The college planning process can be both confusing and overwhelming. This episode is intended to provide you with the most important information by answering the most common questions we get from clients. Read more and get additional resources here: https://abcsofcollegefunding.com/podcast/ep-3-answering-the-most-common-college-planning-questions/129/ Today's show schedule: 1:35 – What our plan is for the show today. 1:56 – When should we start planning for college? 2:50 – When do...

Duration:00:23:34

Ep 2: The New Normal

6/10/2020
With COVID-19, things have really started to shift when it comes to college planning. From standardized testing to financial aid, what can you expect in the new normal? Show Notes & Resources: https://abcsofcollegefunding.com/?p=117 Timestamps: 1:18 - What does the new normal look like? 4:23 - Many students are now choosing to stay closer to home. 5:21 - Prior to COVID-19, what are some of the main characteristics looked at in a college application? 7:40 - Make sure students have the...

Duration:00:24:45

Ep 1: Why the Business of College Funding?

6/3/2020
We thought the best way to launch the new podcast would be to explain the mission behind the business. We’ve learned from personal experience that the list of challenges parents have to face when funding their child’s college tuition is lengthy. Today we’ll identifying the reasons why we’re in this business and how we hope to help you get through this major financial event. Today's show schedule: 0:25 – We’re excited to get this podcast started. 1:06 – Why Jeff transitioned into this...

Duration:00:17:51