As a parent who returned to college at the age of 30 and with two kids who will be starting college in less than 7 years it is very important for me plan for paying off my own student loans and managing to get my children started with college. With both of my sons first two years of college starting in their Freshman years of high school, I consider myself lucky that the first two years will be taken care of. However we do have to worry about the last two years after they graduate high school and get their high school diploma and associates degree.
The Wells Fargo Community is a great resource about planning for college and information about saving and loans for when your kids go to college. Upon my visit in the community I read a lot of information and different opinions about planning for college.
For example I had never considered whether or not I would want my children to work while they attend college. And after thinking about that one question I thought back to how when I first started college when I was young and how I struggled finding the right balance between college and working. Personally for me it was a struggle and I hope that my own children do not have that problem. So my plan would be for them to not have to work for as long as they do not have to and I would try to support them for as long as I am able to so that they can focus on college and be more successful than I was.
Other questions that I had not considered was whether or not my kids would take AP classes or if online over on campus classes would be best for them. There are all kinds of thoughts and information about these things and more at the Wells Fargo Community.
For more information about the Wells Fargo Community, please visit Wells Fargo Community’s site. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own. #WFCommunity #spon