Sep 30, 2015

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks To Mark Kantrowitz, Financial Aid Guru

Thanks to Mark Kantrowitz, Senior Vice President and Publisher at, for sharing his wisdom with our community of personal finance educators in this NGPF podcast.

Talk about popular…Mark has been quoted over 5,000 times in the past five years.  If you see an article about paying for college, there is a 99% probability that you will be reading Mark’s insightful analysis.  We were lucky enough to have him on our show where he answered such questions as:

  • What is the value of a college education?
  • What advice would you give to educators to encourage parents and their children to have “the conversation” about paying for college?
  • What are your favorite online tools to help students plan on how they will pay for college?
  • What is the appropriate amount of student debt?

Invest time in this podcast and I guarantee you will walk away smarter about financial aid and with ideas for your classroom too:

Show notes: Resources mentioned by Mark during the podcast:

Want to view more NGPF Podcasts? Visit our Podcasts page.

Love the podcast? Want to give Tim feedback? Have a guest to suggest? Email Tim directly or contact him on Twitter.


About the Author

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.

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