College Is Within Reach


When our daughter, Bethany, was four-years-old, she came running in the house sobbing uncontrollably. I smoothed her blond curls and held her, “What’s wrong, Bunny?” “I don’t want to leave you and go to college!” Her chubby arms held my neck tight. “Um, well, Bunny, you don’t have to go to college any time soon!”…

Congrats to the Grads!


Graduation season is upon us. As doors swing wide for those in caps and gowns who are leaving high school, college, and the service academies, we wanted to share some food for thought for those graduating—and their friends and family members: Take satisfaction. It is easy to get caught up in all the pomp and…

Do Your Homework Before You Go Back to School


It’s no secret that an education opens doors for everyone and (literally) pays off. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2012 workers with a bachelor’s degree had median weekly earnings of $1,066—63 percent more than the $652 earned by workers with just a high school diploma. Even an associate degree boosted median earnings…