In Be Money Smart , personal finance expert and media star Farnoosh Torabi shows readers how to develop the mindset, discipline, and attitude needed to build a strong financial foundation no matter what stage of life you are in. Whether you're starting out or starting over, you can grow wealth and make smart money choices that will bring financial security and well-being. Torabi shows readers how to build a healthy view of money, investing, wealth, and aspirations… how to map out a plan that matches their needs and goals… and put that plan into action! Torabi shows how to stop agonizing and start organizing… become your own biggest "money advocate"… assert yourself to stop getting ripped off by financial institutions… make your money count… build momentum… embrace an entrepreneurial spirit… get where you want to go! The second edition of The College Solution , which contains approximately 90% new material, is aimed at helping parents and teenagers become empowered consumers as they navigate through the college process. Billions of dollars are available to pay for college, but not everybody gets their share. It's not always the families with the brightest students or the parents who are struggling financially who receive the most money. The College Solution shares the secrets of how you can capture some of this money for your own family. The book provides advice on such topics as financial aid, merit scholarships, athletic scholarships, admission hooks, the important differences between colleges and universities, college rankings, the best student loans and the latest online tools to evaluate the generosity of schools.