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Tonya McCleary

Student Loan and Budget Expert

Tonya McCleary is a veteran TV journalist and manager, talent coach, managing editor for Exhale for Women Empowerment Magazine and author of "How to Get Your Kid in College and Live to Tell the Tale." She is an expert in financing higher education and saving on college costs. Tonya is also the owner of Tri M Media Marketing Maven LLC, providing crisis management and media-readiness coaching to businesses and athletes. For more info: www.MediaMarketingMaven.com.

Posts by Tonya McCleary:

by Tonya McCleary Nov 06, 2017

College acceptances have already (or will soon!) come in. I thought I would search out a few scholarship surprises you may not know about to help cover the cost of college. There are more out there that can help parents keep a few jingles in their pockets in order to save money for college. Read more

by Tonya McCleary Jan 02, 2015

When I began writing my parent’s guide “How to Get Your Kid in College and Live to Tell the Tale,” my goal was to help parents maneuver through the maze that can be the college and scholarship search. Recently I have joked to my college YACs (young adult children), family and friends that perhaps I need to write another guide, this one called “How to Help Your Kids Keep Their College Scholarships.” Read more

by Tonya McCleary Apr 10, 2018

We’ve all seen that Public Service Announcement from the Ad Council and The American Institute of CPA’s that urges us to “Feed the pig.” Well, I will be the first to say it is annoying, but it is also very effective. Read more

by Tonya McCleary Nov 07, 2017

Deciding which college is the best fit  is no easy task. There are all sorts of factors to consider which run the gamut from cost of the college and campus life to how big the institution is and what… Read more

by Tonya McCleary Apr 13, 2018

I often tell the story of the insight one of my favorite bosses shared with me when our kids were in the “teen terror” years. SAL, as we liked to call her, told me she believes aliens come and take… Read more