Kids & College: Smart Talk From a Financial Advisor

Interview Kathleen E. Owings.

Financial Advisor, Kathleen Owings can discuss the topic of planning for college and how to have that important talk with your college-bound children.

Some key points that Kathleen Owings
can expand on in an interview on college planning:

Talking to your kids about finances is never easy; especially if you need to tell them that they are going to be responsible for their own college expenses. It is certainly important to have the conversation in the event that their heart is set on an ivy league college, but they do not realize that the bill will fall on them. Here’s some straight-forward advice on addressing the issue:

  1. Have that open conversation about college so everyone is on the same page. Talk to them about where they would like to go to school and what they think they want to study.
  2. Brainstorm some alternative options to taking on a large bill for a 4-year college. They could perhaps take preliminary courses at a local community college. Another idea is to explore options for scholarships such as joining the military or other programs such as ROTC.
  3. If those are not options they wish to explore, then let them know that finding and obtaining other kinds of scholarships, such as academic, athletic, music, etc., should become their part-time or even full time job. Applying for scholarships does take effort, but there are many great opportunities out there to explore that can ease the burden of college expenses.

Embarking on the financial road to obtaining a college degree can be a scary one, but by both having that important conversation and exploring alternative resources to pay for it all, can minimize the strains.

Kathleen E. Owings
Principal and Financial Advisor
Westbilt Financial Group

Available for Interviews: Kathleen E. Owings.

Kathleen E. Owings was named one of the 4 Under 40 in 2018, a prestigious award given by the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors to only four young advisors in the country. Kathleen manages assets for individuals, families, and businesses to the highest standards of fiduciary duty.

Jo Allison
PR Managing Editor
Success In Media, Inc.



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