SummaryWant to stir up a crowd in a hurry? Walk into a room and say, “I think that good parents owe it to their kids to help them pay for college.” Rob Carrick – author of How Not to Move Back in with Your Parents and personal finance columnist for the Globe and Mail – joins us to help us sort out the facts and emotions behind financially supporting young adults as they head off to college or university.
Key Takeaways From This Episode
- With rising school costs, is it essential that parents help their children pay for their post-secondary schooling?
- If parents want to financially help their kids, what is an appropriate or ideal amount of help?
- Should putting money away for your child’s education take priority over saving for your retirement?
- Is it realistic to assume young adults can still work their way through college or university?
- Is it right attach “strings” or expectations to financial help?
- Why communication about financial realities between parent and child is so important.
- The Brookings Institute tells us that things aren’t so bad.
- Rob Carrick’s experience vs today’s students (2012 vs. 1984).
- Listen to Kyle and Rob chat a little more about college and paying for it.
- Collegeboard states that relatively few students are in real debt trouble.
Items Mentioned In This Show
- How Not To Move Back In With Your Parents: The Young Person’s Guide To Financial Empowerment by Rob Carrick
- Special Guest: Rob Carrick | RobCarrick.com
- Glen Craig | Free From Broke
- Kyle Prevost | Young and Thrifty
- Miranda Marquit | Planting Money Seeds
- Peter Anderson | Bible Money Matters
- Tom Drake | MapleMoney
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