The Metafinance Show – Interview with Paul Hemphill

MF interviewWe recently sat down via Google Hangout with Paul Hemphill, college admissions and financial aid consultant. We’ve known Paul for several years – going back to Dave’s days running a startup in college admissions called U Sphere – and we think you’ll like his engaging style.

The subject of this interview: what the heck is going on with the college search and college debt process? Why the heck are families allowing students to go into crazy amounts of debt – SIX FIGURES! – in order to get what is perceived to be a Top Tier education?

The interview is in two parts – thanks to Dave’s inability to push buttons correctly – but it’s still worth a listen, especially if you:

  • Have a youngster who will be headed to college in a few years
  • Are late to the college planning process
  • Haven’t saved nearly enough money, but are still anxious to make sure you and your child make the right decisions OR
  • Are planning on sending your kid to an Ivy League school come Hell or high water.

There are more Metafinance Show episodes to come, but we’re pretty delighted with this interview.

BTW: Here’s a link to one of Paul’s books, called “Planning for College.”

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