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What's your number one fear about paying for college?

How do I pay?

Discover 8 ways to make sure you don't spend the rest of your life paying for your kid's college education.

What about financial aid?

Discover why a lot of what you've heard about getting financial aid is a myth and may not be your saving grace.

Where do I start?

 Discover how you can begin your campaign to find the right school for your son or daughter.  

We know there is another way ... a much better way ... for you and your family!

John Baird, President, College Planning Strategies, Inc.

Three  events led me me to  jump whole-heartedly into the college planning arena and use what I've learned over a lifetime...as a college student and as a parent with kids who dream of a college education.

My Parents Could No Longer Afford to Help ...

Just after my junior year in college, my parents told me they no longer had any money to put toward the remaining cost of my education.

Like many other families, my parents ran out of funds and, even worse, it came during my junior year when I was on track to finish my dream.

I also had 2 younger brothers. If my parents kept funneling money toward my education, there'd be none left for their education. I've since learned that this situation is not unusual for multiple-child families.

I had little money, not much more than enough spending money for my senior year. I had all the scholarships I could get – academic and baseball.

And I was still $2,500 short.

Now what?

I had to get that degree; dropping out just wasn’ t an option.

The only option I really had was to contact the school’ s financial aid office, letting them know my situation and throwing myself upon their mercy.

The school offered me a university loan of $2,500.

Right then, I learned that if a school wants you bad enough, they have money available for you.

That's Just the Way It Is ...

During spring break 2013, on the beach with other basketball and volleyball families from the high school, a friend with a soon-to-be-graduating son commented that his children would "...each graduate from college $60,000 in debt and that’ s just the way it is."

What? In hock for $60,000...each? How could they ever have a life that didn't include paying off these HUGE student loans?

I thought at the time that there had to be a better way, though I knew how expensive a college education had become.

The Lightbulb Moment

While attending a baseball skills evaluation camp with my son 4 months later, I heard a gentleman speak about college planning, how the process works now, the expense...and more.

What he said struck home, energizing my entire soul.

I now knew there was a better way, a way that would not subject our children to overwhelming debt and leave my wife and me working at WalMart just to make ends meet. 

With what I learned, we no longer had to be a statistic, part of the 60% of parents who sacrifice their retirement to pay for their kids' education.

Immediately after his presentation, we discussed the college planning business.

Within the week, I had engaged his college planning services on behalf of my son and 12 months later I started College Planning Strategies.

And now my goal is to help YOU get the best for your family, without drowning in debt.

In just 1 hour you'll discover ways to be one of the "40%" who enjoy their retirement dreams of swinging a golf club, lazing on the beach or just being, AND making sure your kids get a great education.

Click that Schedule A Meeting button to take your next step.