Parents, I know you may be a little anxious leading up to your child's big day in September. But if you take the necessary steps now to prepare your child for school, the whole transition will be less taxing on everyone.
First it starts with school supplies, new clothes and then all too soon, kids come home with college and university brochures. Visions of tuition fees, housing and books begin to surface, and soon your mind is dominated with the question -- how are we going to pay for this?
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The post-secondary years are the ideal time to lock in great habits and fill any gaps in your children's financial education. Regardless of whether there are savings set aside or loans to be taken, managing the dollars matters. It's our young people who gain the most from good advice as they take on increased responsibility.
Rob Lowe's newest autobiography, "Love Life" has been getting a lot of attention, mostly due to a chapter he wrote about "crying like a baby" before his oldest son left for college. Apparently this upset him so much he slept in his son's bed the first night he was gone. I've sent two kids away to post-secondary institutions. And yes, I cried too. But only when I was writing out the tuition cheques.
It is once again university acceptance season. And for a growing number of Canadian grade 12 students, the letters and e-mails include offers of admission from U.S. colleges and universities in addition to the usual array of Canadian schools. But does it actually make any sense for a Canadian to go to a U.S. university?
Around two hundred thousand Quebec students were out in the streets of Montreal protesting tuition hikes Thursday. Their claims are unfounded, or at the very least misguided -- but one thing I must concede is how this movement is getting Quebeckers out of their bubble of indifference relating to public affairs.
To claim the Ontario Liberal government has broken its election promise to students is to not tell the truth. At least the Canadian Federation of Students is done with intimidating, profane protests; now they're just spreading misinformation, and once again students -- the ones they're meant to represent -- are losing.