Is College a Dream or a Reality?

jim-stigman-college-dream-builder Paying for college is not an easy task. It’s hard enough trying to pay for the car, the insurance, medical bills, the electric bill, the water bill, and especially your mortgage. How are you supposed to pay for college? That could cost you on average another $28,500 per year! That’s almost $3,000 per month! And with multiple kids in college, the bill doesn’t get any smaller.

Times are tough, and for many parents it’s impossible to believe that they can afford for their kids to go to school at all. No one wants to have to tell their child that they can’t go to college and have their dream job. So what do you do? Should you try cutting back on extras like going out to dinner, going to the movies, or family vacations? Maybe that’s not enough. So which aspect of your home life should you cut out next-food, hot water, heat and air conditioning?

How about none of the above? There’s no need to be drastic, you don’t have to stop buying food or try to live without electricity for the next four years. You don’t have to do it all on your own. All you have to do is seek the help of a professional. At College Planning Team, we know how hard and stressful life can get when the time comes to send your kids to college. We help parents pay for their children’s higher education, and guide their child through the process of figuring out what they want to do, where they want to go, and how they can get there. Unlike many other companies, our best interest is in the wellbeing of your family.

Of course, there’s always the worried thought that you don’t want to place your child’s delicate future in a stranger’s hands and risk any chance of success being completely destroyed. Is it really necessary to hire a professional? Couldn’t you just fend for yourself and figure it out as you go? Sure, your financial situation might be tighter than usual-but you could do it right? You could… but you’d miss out on all of the benefits that our clients gain by going through our program, and so would your child. So is it worth it? Yes! To learn more visit:

Jim Stigman is a defined outcome planner in Minnesota who specializes in assisting individuals with personal and business financial strategies. Currently, Jim Stigman serves as the President for TruMoney Designs. TruMoney Designs focuses on helping families and individuals eliminate debt, transition into the college funding years, protect their money for retirement, and improve their financial choices throughout their lifetimes. Jim Stigman also leads a college planning initiative in the Twin Cities as President of College Planning Team.