Money Matters

The Cost of College: Calculate Your Family's Real Contribution, Not How Much You Can Borrow!

 

For the past decade, economists have debated why the cost of college continues to rise in this country. Some blame it on the regulators, the banks, the student loan providers or even the colleges themselves…  But, WHO ultimately pays for college? WHO makes the final decision? There is an underlying issue that continues to be overlooked in this country …

When you are deciding on a college for your child, you need to calculate the true cost, not how much you can borrow.

College Recruiting: How An Expert Can Help

If you son or daughter wants to play college sports, it is important that you and your student athlete understand the recruiting process and that you are doing what is necessary and and off the field to get noticed. An expert in the college recruiting process can help.

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If you son or daughter wants to play college sports, it is important that you and your student athlete understand the recruiting process and that you are doing what is necessary and and off the field to get noticed. An expert in the college recruiting process can help.

Youth Sports Heroes of the Month: Lewis Winter (Boca Raton, Fla.) and Nicholas Penberthy (East Amherst, N.Y.)

This month's youth sports heroes are giving the children of migrant farm workers in Florida and inner-city children in Buffalo a chance to play sports.

Budgeting For Sports Important No Matter Child's Age

Buying clothes and supplies for back-to-school puts a strain on the family budget.  Whatever the age of their kids, sports parents not only need to find room in their budget for equipment and registration fees but also their time.

Finding Sports and Family Balance: A Progress Report

An important part of our mission at MomsTeam the past ten years has been to advocate for more balance between sports and family. It is a cause to which I have been deeply committed for many years, so much so that I devoted an entire chapter in my book, Home Team Advantage, to the subject.

Ways For Moms to Cope When Tough Economic Times Strikes Family

Advice to sports mothers on ways to cope with tough times strike their family , including what they can do for themselves and their kids to learn to bounce back from adversity.

How Can Ordinary Families Meet The Costs of High-Level National and International Athletic Competition?

Supporting an elite athlete is expensive. At the level of national and international competition, the level where it becomes understandable that a young athlete would concentrate on one sport, we are a nation of elites, and the phenomenon is fueled by private coaches, private clubs,corporate sponsorship, and parental sacrifice. How can you manage it financially?

Coping With High Gas Prices in Youth Sports

With gas prices hovering around 4 dollars a gallon, and the cost of everything, from groceries to restaurants, having a child, or two or three, playing on sports travel team is becoming a luxury many American families can no longer afford.

So what are families doing to save money on the cost of playing on a travel team or to afford playing in a tournament five hundred miles from home? We asked parents in the MomsTeam forums.

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