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Q: Q: How can I help my son or daughter be better prepared to succeed academically, socially, spiritually, fiscally and practically in college?

A: A: If your “child” is going to college, you have dreams in your heart of the truth they are going to learn, the people they are going to meet and the success they will accomplish with the degree they earn. We all want our young adults to think like Eleanor Powell, “What we are is God's gift to us.  What we become is our gift to God.” We certainly don’t want them to think like Tom Petty, “You have four years to be irresponsible , relax. Work is for people with jobs.  You'll never remember class time, but you'll remember the time you wasted hanging out with your friends. So stay out late. Go out with your friends on a Tuesday when you have a paper due on a Wednesday. Spend money you don't have . . . The work never ends, but college does." The reality is that acquiring college degree is one of life’s great challenges. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 30 percent of adults have a college degree and 8 out of every 100 students gain a graduate (Masters) degree. Figuring out how to pay for college is also a difficult pursuit. According to CBS Money Watch, only 2% of ...