Guiding Children

Is Trade School a Viable Option for Your Child’s Long-Term Financial Success?

Abandoning or delaying a 4-year degree goes against the grain for most affluent families in the U.S. It opposes a core belief they’ve developed, possibly over the past several decades. It’s the idea that vocational education is for students who are underachievers or possess lower intelligence. This belief has been proven false. Honors students are electing to attend […]

How the Annual Checkup Can Help You Help Your Kids

Similar to our recommendation for couples to use their wedding anniversaries to examine marital relationships on an annual basis, families can significantly benefit from the annual conversation or check up. It offers an opportunity to ask critical questions such as: What is working for our family? What is not working? What does each of our family members really care […]

Dollars and Sense: Teaching Financial Literacy

I recently had the privilege to work with a writer, Jes Lyons, from Main Line Parent Magazine to contribute to her article focused on financial literacy for children. We don’t want our children worrying about money — we want them enjoying their childhoods. But financial literacy should be part of their education. Even if you’re […]

FAFSA: Is It Worth Your Time?

Absolutely. For most parents, college funding is central to your financial life. It is one of the largest investments you’ll make as your child becomes an adult. You’re expecting to pay for four years of college, but don’t be surprised if extra time is required for your child to complete his degree. He may even […]

Did You Know That Your Child Could Graduate from College Only to Discover That a Robot Has Filled Her Dream Job?

How can you prevent this from happening? Anticipate and act now. Reexamine the career plan you are designing with your child. As you help her determine a viable career path, factor in the acceleration of robotics.   Technology is devaluing education Automation and big data will affect jobs across industries for a wide range of […]

Mindful Education Leads to a Lifetime of Prosperity

Adolescence is a difficult stage of life. Trying on different identities, developing emotional intelligence and socialization skills, deluged with social media in a rapidly evolving global economy – it’s an emotional roller coaster. Add the need to prepare to live independently in the future, and it can seem overwhelming. Good thing children are born to […]