We’ve all lusted after a luxury spend or two, and hey, name-brand quality occasionally warrants a splurge. But the rest of the time, we strive not to overspend—and later, as we enjoy a retrospective what was I thinking moment, we laugh. Sometimes really, really hard.
The college application process is difficult enough, but the struggle is only half over once students send off their essays. Most families are then left to navigate financial hurtles—investigating scholarships, grants, and financial aid to find a combination that will allow them to afford the cost of attendance.