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THCC118 – Understanding College Tax Deductions Interview with Craig Cody, Certified Tax Coach and Author “Secrets of a Tax Free Life”

4/14/2017
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What is a certified tax coach? “We help our clients keep more of what they make by lowering their tax liability through legal means,” describes our guest Craig Cody. He is a best selling author and certified tax coach that works in all 50 states with his average client saving over $20,000 a year in taxes. Filling out the forms properly is very different from planning your life to get the most back from completing those boxes. Listen to this short episode for all of the tax secrets you...

Duration: 00:36:45


THCC117 – Choosing a Winning Career Path Interview with Casey Stanton, CMO of Tech Guys Who Get Marketing and Author “Functional Marketing”

3/30/2017
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Speaking today is Chief Marketing Officer Casey Stanton. After the recession of 2008 hit, Stanton was stuck without a job. Using some creativity, salesmanship, and a little luck he was able to find his passion in life through the success of marketing. Using his career achievements, he was even able to land as a professor of marketing at Tulane University where he created and taught several courses. Want to stand out in a sea of homogeneity at a job interview? Stanton has the secrets you...

Duration: 00:55:25


THCC116 – Making College Finance Decisions Interview with Debbi King, Author “The ABC’s of Personal Finance”

3/23/2017
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“Personal finance is about 10% math and 90% emotion,” describes our guest today and money expert Debbi King. After ending up in bankruptcy, she finally got debt-free and decided nobody else should ever have to go through what happened to her. Using her accounting degree and education degree she became a coach and author to help everyone succeed financially. Read More... The post THCC116 – Making College Finance Decisions Interview with Debbi King, Author “The ABC’s of Personal Finance”...

Duration: 00:40:25


THCC115- Getting Additional Support Beyond Your High School- Outside Agencies That Provide College Support Interview with Dr. Toinette McClellan Gunn, VP of Programs at Chicago Scholars

3/17/2017
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Chicago Scholars has the goal of finding students in the Chicago area that want to go to college, but might need some additional support. Even if you are not in Chicago, tune in to this episode with Dr. Toinette Gunn to understand how these programs work! There is support out there ready and waiting to help you guide your student through the college process. Read More... The post THCC115- Getting Additional Support Beyond Your High School- Outside Agencies That Provide College Support...

Duration: 00:48:04


THCC114 – Learn How Entrepreneurship is Becoming a Major in College Interview with Eric Liguori, Entrepreneurship Expert and Author “The Startup Student”

3/3/2017
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“Entrepreneurship is one of the fastest growing majors on college campuses around the country,” shares our guest today Eric Liguori. He is the author of “The Startup Student” and an expert in the growing field of entrepreneurship. Hear what he has to say about building a better business and controlling your own destiny in this episode. Read More... The post THCC114 – Learn How Entrepreneurship is Becoming a Major in College Interview with Eric Liguori, Entrepreneurship Expert and Author...

Duration: 00:47:38


THCC113 – Health Care on Campus and How It Works Interview with Dr. Sarah Van Orman, Executive Director of Health Services at the University of Wisconsin- Madison

2/24/2017
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Healthcare, insurance, and everything health related that you need to understand when you send your student to college are what we cover in our episode today with expert Dr. Sarah Van Orman. She is a former President of the American College Health Association and a primary care physician with a focus on keeping students healthy and successful in college. “This is the opportunity to be teaching your student about being a health care consumer,” shares Dr. Van Orman. Read More... The post...

Duration: 00:37:38


THCC112 – How Kristina Ellis Won Over $500,000 in Free College Money. Interview with Kristina Ellis, author of How to Graduate Debt Free and Confessions of a Scholarship Winner.

2/16/2017
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Get the ball rolling on college planning right now with scholarship expert Kristina Ellis. She swings by the show to share her secrets of how she won over $500,000 in free money for college. She started researching her junior year, but really put the pedal to the medal during her senior year. “I often recommend to students to not get too stressed about filling out the applications their sophomore and junior year,” says Ellis. Get the rest of her can’t miss tips in this episode! Read...

Duration: 00:43:55


THCC111- The Reality of Athletic Recruiting, a talk with NCSA Interview with Lisa Strasman, President of Next College Student Athlete

2/9/2017
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Meet Lisa Strasman, the President of the premier college athletics recruiting organization Next College Student Athlete. She is here on our show today to give you the secrets needed to be recruited for college sports at any level. These days, coaches are going to games to look only at specific players. “Of course there are examples of coaches finding kids, but it is really not the norm,” says Strasman. How do you get onto a coach’s list? Tune in here to find out what you can do to separate...

Duration: 00:46:11


THCC110 – Understanding College Rankings Interview with Farran Powell, Writer with U.S. News and World Report

2/2/2017
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Choosing from ranked schools can be tricky. Is one school really that much better than another? We invited Farran Powell on the show to help clear up what this ranking thing is all about. She is the “Paying for College” writer for the publication that started the ranking craze, U.S. News and World Report.Having written somewhere near 100 articles on the topic, Farran has a wealth of knowledge she shares in this great interview. Read More... The post THCC110 – Understanding College...

Duration: 00:42:55


THCC109 – InviteEducation.com: Helping Families Plan and Pay for College at Any Age Interview with John Hupalo, Founder and CEO of InviteEducation.com

1/26/2017
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Most families find it challenging to jump in and learn the college process, but we have John Hupalo here today to share all his great resources to make this simple! After his personal and professional experience with the issue of college financing and planning, John recognized that there were not too many resources available. He and his partner decided, “There has got to be a better way to help families plan and pay for college.” So InviteEducation.com was founded. Read More... The post...

Duration: 00:38:51


THCC108 – Interview with Mark Kantrowitz, College Planning Guru Founder of FinAid.org and many others!

1/18/2017
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Meet Scholarship Jedi, Mark Kantrowitz. Mark is a mathematician, author, speaker, and expert on scholarships with over 20 years of higher education experience. We invited Mark on the show today to share his incredible knowledge about scholarships and help you learn the lingo. “Financial aid is like a different language, the more you learn about it the easier your process will be,” says Kantrowitz. This episode is chock full of great information! Read More... The post THCC108 – Interview...

Duration: 00:44:41


THCC107- Majoring in Hospitality- A Case Study with Lisa Sturgeon Interview with Lisa Sturgeon, Adjunct Professor at Husson University and Communications & Resource Manager at Geaghan Brothers Brewing Company

1/14/2017
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Majoring in hospitality can open many different doors to amazing jobs. ”It’s not just managers or hotel operators. It is all-encompassing of other industries and professions,” notes today’s guest Lisa Sturgeon. She is now the communications and resource manager at Geaghan Brothers Brewing Company and has returned to her alma mater Husson University in Maine as a professor. In this episode, Lisa shares her personal journey through undergraduate and graduate school to tailor her experience...

Duration: 00:41:02


THCC106 – Charting a Path through College For Every Student Interview with Amy Greene, Program Supervisor of Continuing Education at the University of New Mexico

1/6/2017
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Not everyone is a high-flyer that has been dreaming of college. “The thing I wish I had known,” described Green about her own experience, “was that there were so many options out there.” What’s the secret to a successful college experience? According to our expert guest today Amy Greene, you have to take advantage of the relationships and network building. Listen in today to hear exactly how to do that- no matter what college you go to or what GPA you have. Read More... The post THCC106...

Duration: 00:46:59


THCC104 – How To Use Freelancing to Help Pay For College Interview with Laura Pennington, Freelance Writer and Coach

12/22/2016
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If you have ever thought about earning some extra income on the side, parents or students, here is a great introduction to freelancing by Laura Pennington. We give some examples here of how to use freelancing to help pay for college plus how it can help students acquire some great skills and resume building experience. It’s easy and you can start today! Read More... The post THCC104 – How To Use Freelancing to Help Pay For College Interview with Laura Pennington, Freelance Writer and...

Duration: 00:39:31


THCC103 – The Ugly Truth About Debt Interview with Travis Jennings, Founder of Debt Reduction Inc.

12/16/2016
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“Debt is a bad thing and your personal finances have to be in order,” states our guest today and creator of Debt Reduction Inc. Travis Jennings. Read More... The post THCC103 – The Ugly Truth About Debt Interview with Travis Jennings, Founder of Debt Reduction Inc. appeared first on Taming The High Cost of College.

Duration: 00:25:14


THCC102 – Naturopathic Medicine – An Up and Coming Career Interview with Dr. Kimberly Sanders, Naturopathic Doctor

12/9/2016
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Have you heard of naturopathic medicine? Dr. Kimberly Sanders is on the show to share how she decided to follow her dream and become this specific kind of primary care doctor. Natural solutions are very popular, but people are searching for experts in the field. “Just because something is natural doesn’t make it safe,” notes Dr. Sanders. Today you will learn about this little known medical profession that might be the right path for you! Read More... The post THCC102 – Naturopathic...

Duration: 00:31:30


THCC101 – Joining Forces with the Military to Cover the Cost of College Interview with Rob Aeschbach, Retired Marine and Financial Planner

12/2/2016
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Looking for another college option? Rob Aeschbach swings by our show to share his personal military experience and how that impacts financial planning and paying for college. “Although it is a dangerous job in a lot of ways, it isn’t like that all the time,” notes Aeschbach. His father was in the Navy, and that inspired him to pursue attending a military academy after high school. By enlisting after graduation, he was able to attend a prestigious college with a fantastic education FOR...

Duration: 00:26:47


THCC100 – What Parents of Juniors Need to Be Doing Now! Interview with Brad Baldridge

11/23/2016
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We have our host Brad Baldridge leading the show today and giving you the tips he usually charges money for! Want this free advice? Of course you do! In our 100th episode, Brad breaks down a quick outline of what parents must be doing in order to prepare for college. Read More... The post THCC100 – What Parents of Juniors Need to Be Doing Now! Interview with Brad Baldridge appeared first on Taming The High Cost of College.

Duration: 00:32:31


THCC99- How Choosing the Right College Can Save You Big Money! Interview with Sam Feeny, Author “Choose the Perfect College…For You”

10/20/2016
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Your family is starting to plan for after high school, but don’t skip this critical first question- “Why are you going to college? We have college admissions coach Sam Feeny here to help you figure out how to choose the right college… for you! Parents- here is the advice you can’t afford (literally) to miss. Read More... The post THCC99- How Choosing the Right College Can Save You Big Money! Interview with Sam Feeny, Author “Choose the Perfect College…For You” appeared first on Taming...

Duration: 00:44:32


THCC98 – Helping Teens Succeed Through Adversity Interview with Marc Hoberman, Author “Search and Seizure: Overcoming Illness and Adversity”

10/13/2016
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“Don’t let your struggles define you, you define them,” shares our speaker today Marc Hoberman. He is the author of “Search and Seizure: Overcoming Illness and Adversity.” After suddenly moving from New York to Florida during high school, Marc suffered a grand mal seizure while driving and was diagnosed with epilepsy. Hoberman tells us his story and how he came to terms with this diagnosis while still planning for college. “I am not who I am in spite of my illness, I am who I am because of...

Duration: 00:27:24

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