High School Seniors are gearing up to enter the next phase of their life…College. Parents do not wait until the last-minute to get things done. Here are some helpful tips to get you moving in the right directions.
3 Tips for College Newbies
Have a kid going out-of-state? Sync your child’s annual eye exam and semiannual dental exams around their college breaks, if possible. This will make things easier when they are home for a visit. Smile, they will come home to visit. Making this change now will allow primary doctors to stay primary. This will take some stress off of things. Don’t get me wrong, you want to do your research on doctors in the college area in case of an emergency.
Purge you closet
Now this is a big one. This might be a little tougher for the girls. Really take the time to go through things in the closet. Face it, everything will not pack up and ship out with them. Sorry, young women this is a fact. I know you are familiar with making 3 piles when it comes to closet cleaning (DONATE, KEEP, SALE). Once you have items in the designated piles, it’s time to organize a little more. We are trying to get to the valuable items. Look closely at the keep pile. Wait for it…create two more piles (College and Home). College pile are the items you want to pack up and fill your dorm with. Items to keep you styling and profiling on campus. The Home pile are items you love but will enjoy on your breaks home from school. The weather will help you narrow down your selections. What works at home in Texas might be comfortable on the beach campus in Hawaii.
Parents! Parents! Parents! Make a decision to consider adding your college bound kid to one of your credit cards. I’m talking EMERGENCY only. If it get out of hand, you can always make the decision to take them off. The last thing you want your son or daughter to do is get sucked into those credit card offers. They probably already started receiving offers. Be diligent about not creating any credit debt. My Finance Bar is a great source when dealing with finances and staying on track.
What are some of the things you are doing to prepare your college bound kid?