31 of the Best Books on College Admissions, Financial Aid, Financial Planning, and Successful Families

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Paying Less for College

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The College Cost Time Bomb and How You Can Defuse It.
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College Admissions Books

The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price (2nd Edition)
O’Shaughnessy, Lynn

Will College Pay Off?: A Guide to the Most Important Financial Decision You’ll Ever Make
Cappelli, Peter

julie college cookbookCountdown To College: 21 ‘To Do’ Lists for High School: Step-By-Step Strategies for 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Graders
Valerie Pierce

College Planning for Dummies (For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback))
Ordovensky, Pat

College Admission Essays For Dummies
Woods, Geraldine

Cool Colleges: For the Hyper-Intelligent, Self-Directed, Late Blooming, and Just Plain Different
Asher, Donald

Admission Matters: What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College
Springer, Sally P.

College Apps: Selecting, Applying to, and Paying for the Right College for You
Portnoy, Trish

America’s Best Colleges for B Students: A College Guide for Students Without Straight A’s
Orr, Tamra B.

50 Successful Harvard Application Essays: What Worked for Them Can Help You Get into the College of Your Choice
Staff of the Harvard Crimson

Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Best Value Colleges and What It Takes to Get In (College Admissions Guides)

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Handbook: Getting the Education You Want for the Price You Can Afford
Stack, Carol

How You Can Maximize Student Aid: Strategies for the FAFSA and the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) To Increase Financial Aid for College
Foote, Tracy

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Paying for College (Idiot’s Guides)
Clark, CFP, Ken

Debt-Free U: How I Paid for an Outstanding College Education Without Loans, Scholarships, or Mooching off My Parents
Bissonnette, Zac

How to Go to College Almost for Free
Kaplan, Ben

College Secrets: How to Save Money, Cut College Costs and Graduate Debt Free
Khalfani-Cox, Lynnette

Paying for College: A 2015 Guide to Saving Time and Money
Bilotta, Mark

Paying for College in the 21st Century: The Smart and Efficient Way To Maximize Financial Aid
Green, Harold A.

College Secrets for Teens: Money Saving Ideas for the Pre-College Years
Khalfani-Cox, Lynnette

Confessions of a Scholarship Winner: The Secrets That Helped Me Win $500,000 in Free Money for College- How You Can Too!
Kristina Ellis

Financial Planning

The One-Page Financial Plan: A Simple Way to Be Smart About Your Money
Richards, Carl

The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways to Stop Doing Dumb Things with Money
Richards, Carl

Get What’s Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security
Kotlikoff, Laurence J.

Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse
Thomas E. Woods

Stop the Financial Insanity, How to Keep Wall Street’s Cancer from Spreading to Your Portfolio
David J. Scranton

Life Planning

Why Do They Act That Way? – Revised and Updated: A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen
Walsh Ph.D., Dr. David

Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis
Putnam, Robert D.

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert
John M. Gottman

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts
Chapman, Gary D

Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce and Building a New Life, Third Edition
Trafford, Abigail