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Ep. 128 | What Should I Spend Money On In High School?

If you had $50K to spend during your high school career, how should you spend it to best position yourself for college admissions success?

Show Notes:

In this episode, I discuss different ways to think about allocating money during high school.  How much do you spend on academics versus sports versus extracurriculars? What's the best use of money and why, especially if you don't have an unlimited budget.   

0:01:46 Common goal

0:02:55 Are you tracking? 

0:03:50 Not for everyone 

0:04:45 4 categories of spending 

0:05:01 Category #1:Academics 

0:06:26 Unlimited book budget 

0:08:30 Academics must be a given 

0:09:30 Tutors 

0:11:05 SAT/ACT prep 

0:14:48 Category #2: Advice 

0:17:25 Category #3: Sports 

0:19:00 If money is no object... 

0:20:47 If money is an object... 

0:22:10 When to go all-in with your money 

0:23:15 Pop quiz 

0:25:40 Category #4: Experiences 

0:26:50 Thought experiment 

0:30:09 What not to spend on Follow us:

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