Joanna Nesbit, Freelance Writer

Joanna Nesbit

AARP The Magazine


  • How to Compare Financial Aid OffersFebruary/March 2024

    For many families, financial aid letters will be late this spring due to delayed FAFSA processing, but when you receive it, here's what to look at.

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  • The Costliest Mistakes Families MakeAugust/September 2023

    Sending your kid to college isn't easy these days. Tips for spearheading important money conversations and estimating costs.

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  • What Grown Kids Really Want for the HolidaysDecember/January 2023

    Your young adults are long past the toy stage. Short expert tips here on what to give for holiday -- or birthday -- gifts.

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  • How to Get Rid of Other People's StuffAugust/September 2022

    Your kids have left home and they've left too much stuff behind. How do you kindly ask them to move it along? And when? Experts weigh in.

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  • Who Should Borrow?June/July 2022

    Short piece with tips from experts on borrowing for college. Top rec: students should always borrow the federal loans first.

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