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2012 April

Archives for April 2012

15 Good Financial Habits

In order to effectively save for your kids college education, you need to start practicing good financial habits.  The April 2012 edition of M Magazine lists 15 of them. Did the recession reveal any holes in your financial plan? Be clear on your family’s long term financial goals. Set doable goals. Do everything possible to […]

Harvard cheaper than Cal

I guess this means that an education from Cal is more valuable than an education from Harvard?  Not impossible, but an interesting shift has occurred.   Harvard College is now thousands of dollars cheaper than Cal State East Bay for middle-income California students.  So is Princeton. And Williams College. And Yale. Top private schools, with their […]

The quality of the nation’s subsidized preschools

State support for government-subsidized preschools is slipping after years of steady progress, a national research institute concluded in an annual report released Monday night. Despite $127 million in federal stimulus funds, state spending for pre-kindergarten programs dropped by almost $60 million in 2010-11, according to the annual State of Preschool report published by the National […]

Raising A Reader

California ranks near the bottom of the United States for child literacy, a crucial building block of learning and success in life.  The vast majority of low-income families don’t have a single book in their homes.  Nine out of 10 children who cannot read at grade level by third grade will never catch up.  These […]

College For Kids

There is no greater freedom, than that of becoming educated.  I come from a family of over-achievers.  I have a Bachelors in Computer Science, and a Masters in Business Administration.  My wife made the dean’s list several times in undergrad, recently graduated Law School and is studying for the bar exam. My oldest sibling has […]

Public Schools Month

Public Schools Month is just around the corner and there is a way to get involved to support it.  The California Masons will be kicking it off with a celebration in San Jose. Support for public schools is an important strategic plan initiative – and it requires participation from everyone in order to succeed.  Please […]