Gerri's Spotlight

  • April 16, 2014

    Self-Driving Cars: Are the Safety Features Worth It?

    You’ve been hearing about it for a long time now – the advent of the self-driving car – and while it seems like science fiction, the reality is, that we are getting darn close to vehicles that can do all the heavy lifting for you. I recently went to Consumer Reports test track to drive a Mercedes S550 to find out exactly what it’s like to be behind the wheel of a car that drives itself. And, the answer is this: It’s not easy to give up control!

  • April 11, 2014

    Avoid College Tuition Sticker Shock

    Sticker shock. That’s exactly what a lot of parents across the country are feeling as they study the financial aid package being offered to their prospective college freshman. For that reason, if you are part of the sticker shock crowd, you’ll want to look in every nook and cranny you can for the scholarship dollars.

  • April 10, 2014

    Appealing to a College for More Financial Aid

    The excitement of getting accepted by a college or university can pop like a balloon once you start getting your arms around just how much money your child’s education will cost you. This is the time of year that prospective students start getting their aid package for the upcoming school year and if you aren’t happy with what you see, you may want to appeal the school’s decision and ask for more.

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