All posts tagged Dr. Michele Borba

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12 Surprising Benefits of Play by parenting guru Dr. Michele Borba

The Importance and Benefits of Play for Kids

I met Dr. Borba on Twitter and she’s my “go to” for all things parenting and education including cyberbullying & bullying, special education, and hot button issues including biting, tantrums, cheating, bad friends, inappropriate clothing, sex, drugs, peer pressure, etc. What is different about Dr. Borba from other parenting and education experts is that she’s grounded in the real world talking constantly to parents about the issues they face every day. Read more…

How To: Pay for College from Dr. Michele Borba

Saving for College Strategies

Dr. Michele Borba reached out to me and offered to be a guest author on How Families are Paying for College which gives excellent advice about paying for college.  One savings plan that she did not mention that I do for my kids is the 529B savings plan which allows the money that you save to grow in a tax advantaged way.  Here’s a link to a website on 529B College Savings Plans.  I personally use a financial planner for advice on this as there are many different 529B plans.  Financial planners are not cheap, but you can, with significant digging, find a qualified one that fits your budget.  The Motley Fool has some advice on How to Pick a Financial Planner that is quite good. Read more…