This week, Erin & Amanda talk with College Funding Consultant Brad Baldridge about the cost of college, the planning it takes and the way to pay for it. There are a lot of ins and outs to pursuing college for any student and their family, with added components for homeschoolers.
Brad is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to financial planning and gives insight into how it can be approached by parents and students. He specializes in late stage college funding planning and the chief podcaster of Taming The High Cost Of College. He provides customized planning using the latest financial aid, tax, cash flow and academic strategies. With these strategies Brad may help a family save a significant amount of money on their college expenses and make a student’s college dream a reality.
Over the past 10 years Brad has directly helped hundreds of families plan and pay for college. He has provided in-depth college plans resulting in increased financial aid, scholarships, identification of the right schools at the right price, and better loans.
Brad is a registered representative of Cambridge. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER, TM, professional and is a member of the local and national chapters of the Financial Planning Association. Brad received his Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 1990.
Resources & Links
Baldridge College Solutions website
Taming The High Cost of College on Facebook
Taming The High Cost of College on LinkedIn
College Visits Questionnaire
Brad Baldridge Taming The High Cost of College Podcast
Quick tips for FAFSA
Modern States for CLEP classes
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College Funding Specialist
Brad Baldridge is a College Funding Specialist who has helped thousands of families plan and save for college with smart and proven strategies to save time, money and stress.
As a financial expert, blogger and host of the Taming the High Cost of College podcast, Brad has been sharing his college planning insights with clients, subscribers and listeners for nearly 20 years.
He teaches parents the best ways to save and pay for college, including how to find the right school, maximize financial aid and scholarships, avoid student loan debt, and make your children’s college dreams come true without wiping out your finances or retirement.
Since 1998, Brad has become one of the nation’s leading college planning and college financial experts. He offers life-changing advice through his private practice, his online platforms, and at numerous workshops, seminars and events each year.