Are you thinking about how you'll pay for your children's college educations? Or do you have kids already in college, dealing with student loans and financing? I invite you to check out the Wells Fargo Community to get your questions answered and participate in discussions about saving for college, options for student loans, scholarships, and more. This great resource was created by Wells Fargo to help high school students, college students, their parents and grandparents deal with education financial planning.
Even though my kids are still young, my husband and I already talk about how we'll pay for three in college at the same time. We lament some of the mistakes we've made with repayment of our own student loans (as in, we're still paying for them, 20 years after graduating!) and how we'll tackle this financial hurdle. Neither of us had parental help paying for college, instead balancing student loans with scholarships and multiple jobs. It was tough! Thankfully we're in a position to help our kids, but with the high cost of college, it is very daunting. I'm already learning a lot from parents with older children who are participating in these discussions.
You don't need to be a Wells Fargo customer to participate, and you don't even need to sign up to browse and learn. But if you'd like to post your own questions and answers, it's free to sign up and join the Wells Fargo Community. You'll find specialists and financial counselors to answer your questions. With participants from different backgrounds and experiences–including family finance bloggers like myself–you'll get a variety of perspectives. You can even help others by sharing your own experiences and creative solutions.
Eventually, the Wells Fargo Community will branch out and cover other topics, but education planning and student loans is a great one to start with–it's on so many parents' minds no matter the age of their child(ren.)
Where are you in terms of educational planning?
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