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[5 Oct 2009 | 3 Comments | 1 views]

FAP928: What’s ahead for your financial aid future
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Expert Interview
In this 25 minute interview with Maria Simos, CEO of e-Forecasting.com, and Dr. Evangelos Simos, Professor of Economics at the Whittemore School of Business at UNH, we talk about the current financial conditions impacting students and families, what industries are likely to be the best opportunities for jobs for new graduates, and what lies ahead in the next few years for your financial future.
There’s a ton of great information in this show – enjoy!

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FAFSA, Financial Aid, Interview, Podcast, Saving Money, Scholarships, Student Loans »

[6 Feb 2009 | No Comment | 1 views]

FAP898: Student loan debit cards, CNBC, cheap laptops, free stuff
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Weekly Financial Aid Roundup
I was on CNBC this week to talk about financial aid for parents who have lost a job. Given the jobless reports, this is a very timely topic.
This is really stupid. From NASFAA:
“A controversial program at the City Colleges of Chicago to put student loan refund money on pre-loaded debit cards now has enrolled about 6,300 students from all seven campuses,” Chi-Town Daily News reports. “The cards, provided by JPMorgan Chase, carry …

FAFSA, Interview, Podcast, Scholarships, Student Loans »

[6 Feb 2009 | 2 Comments | 1 views]

I had the privilege of being a guest expert on CNBC’s On The Money show, answering a call-in question about financial aid for parents who have lost a job.

A few extra notes – one clerical error, I am not the founder of the Student Loan Network. That’s Joe Cronin, our president and CEO. I’m the founder of the Financial Aid Podcast, and Chief Media Officer of the Student Loan Network.
A professional judgement override on future earnings will likely be a very common thing (unfortunately) this coming year. Make sure you …

Interview, Miscellaneous, Podcast, Saving Money »

[10 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 1 views]

FAP890: Expert interview with financial aid consultant Reecy Aresty
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In today’s interview, Reecy Aresty makes a return to the podcast with tips on moving around money for maximizing financial aid, a look at fixed equity indexed annuities, and much more.
Disclosure: neither Reecy nor I are certified financial planners or CPAs. With a lot of the more complex financial stuff he talks about, you will definitely want to hire a CPA to make sure you’re 100% in compliance with all federal, state, and local tax laws.
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Financial Aid, Interview, Podcast »

[26 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 1 views]

FAP888: Rachel Schmidt, Cleveland State University Interview
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Expert Interview
I had a chance recently to speak with the director of financial aid at Cleveland State University, Rachel Schmidt, about all kinds of financial aid advice, from finding scholarships to College Goal Sunday to appealing your financial aid award for more aid. A terrific 27 minute interview!

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College Admissions, Interview, Podcast »

[19 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 1 views]

FAP886: Mark Nazario, Cleveland State University Interview
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Expert Interview
I had a chance recently to speak with the director of undergraduate admissions at Cleveland State University, Mark Nazario, about getting into college, what’s important, what’s not, and what students should be doing to improve their chances of getting into the school of their choice. A terrific 18 minute interview!

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[5 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 1 views]

FAP883: Online Degrees 101 Interview
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Expert Interview
I got a chance to sit down and talk with Adrian Marrullier, EVP of Sales and Marketing at Bisk Education about the world of online degrees. We went over who online degree programs are for, who they’re not for, what’s involved, how to save money with distance learning programs, and much more. The interview is about 25 minutes long and will get you up to speed on all aspects of online degree education.
A couple of tidbits that I flat …

Economy, Interview, Podcast »

[17 Sep 2008 | 2 Comments | 1 views]

I had the opportunity to discuss student loans and student lending, AIG, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, and explain the credit crisis on Talk Radio News, going into detail about credit default swaps, subprime, Alt-A, and leverage. Thanks to Dan Patterson, TRN and ABC correspondent, for the interview.
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[27 Aug 2008 | No Comment | 1 views]

FAP870: The History of the Financial Aid Podcast
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Expert Interview
+ A brief history of the Financial Aid Podcast and why we started this grand adventure
+ April 2005 was the first show
+ Started with FAFSA training internally
+ Everything changed in June 2005 with iTunes
+ Since then… 751,229 downloads, 5 eBooks, and tons of folks helped
+ I love the stories of making a difference most – Nolan racking up thousands of dollars in scholarships, Scott and Jim as parents getting their kids into college and on partial …

Interview, Podcast, Student Loans »

[20 Aug 2008 | No Comment | 1 views]

FAP865: Student Loan Interview on WERS
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Expert Interview
+ Today I’m interviewed by Sonia Saini from WERS (Emerson College Radio, WERS 88.9 FM) about the credit crunch and student loans
+ Hear the full interview on You Are Here, Sunday morning at 7 AM on WERS
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