MONEY MATTERS with Christopher Hensley

We were joined today by author, Ron Lieber to discuss his book The Price You Pay For College: An Entirely New Road Map for the Biggest Financial Decision Your Family Will Ever Make .

Sending a teenager to a flagship state university for four years of on-campus living costs more than $100,000 in many parts of the United States. Meanwhile, families of freshmen attending scores of selective private colleges will spend triple that―over $300,000. It’s a hard pill to swallow but the cost of college is probably the biggest expense that a family will incur over its lifetime. Add to this the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on incomes, and the stakes are even higher.

Ron Lieber is the author of THE PRICE YOU PAY FOR COLLEGE (Harper, 1/26/2021), and The Opposite of Spoiled. He is the “Your Money” columnist for the New York Times. Two of his books have been New York Times bestsellers, and he is a three-time winner of the Gerald Loeb award, business journalism’s highest honor. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor, and their two daughters.

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