Objective: To give my kids a jump-start from scratch toward becoming college-educated young adults with low debt, financial accounts, financial tools, high credit scores, and a stash of airline/hotel points and miles.

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Mr. JumpStart is a high school physics teacher who is freaking out about college expenses, and getting his kids financially ready for adulthood.  This is one family’s story of paying for college, selecting financial products, building credit score, and accumulating credit card perks. Mr. JumpStart has no financial training, but researches everything, hatches crazy plans, and will give an honest account of the journey.  If you are new to the site, you might want to start at the beginning, by clicking on the all the posts link at the top.  Thanks for visiting.

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