Podcast #47: The 17 year old Brain, Podcasts

EP#47: The 17 Year Old Brain

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Today we discuss with Neurologist Dr. Amanda Opaskar the adolescent  brain and why it is so important for them to get help and guidance as they make the most important financial decisions in their life, namely, taking out student loans.  

Is the average 17-year-old really ready to make super consequential financial decisions on their own?  Do they really know what they are getting into when they sign on the dotted line? What is the adolescent brain like anyway and how does it differ from an adult brain? For answers to questions we’ll talk with Dr. Amanda Opaskar. 

Dr. Opaskar is a vascular and general neurologist at University Hospitals St. John Medical Center. The views expressed by Dr. Opaskar do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of university hospitals. The content is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice.

Podcast #46: The Zero College Debt Dream, Podcasts

EP#46: The Zero College Debt Dream

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Today we begin our series on the Zero College Debt Dream and explore why over 43 million people owe more than $1.7 Trillion in student debt. Did you know the total cost of sending your 18 year old to a public college cost could go up to $100,000 before they graduate with a bachelor’s degree. This assumes, of course, families only have one child and they do not attend a private college or university. In that case, costs could quickly escalate to $300,000 or more, per child. For most families, sending their children to college represents expenses that far exceed the cost of a car, health care or their own home. 

What can be done about this? Are there ways of cutting costs? Are there ways of preparing your teen to make wise career choices and complete a degree debt free? 

Today on the No Loan Zone podcast we begin to seek answers to those questions in a series of podcasts called the Zero College Debt Dream. In it we will follow the Urry family’s quest to help their 18 year old daughter, Reanna, complete a degree, debt free.

Podcast #45: The 5 Loaves 2 Fish Part 3, Podcasts

EP#45: The 5 Loaves and 2 Fish Challenge, Part 3

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Join us for the final part of a 3 part series on the 5 Loaves and 2 Fish Challenge coming to Providence Church on Saturday September 25. It is designed for High School juniors and seniors who wish to explore career/college major options based on their personality and their Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) results. 

In this episode we will hear from parents, Randy Nickel, Steve Trenta and Stephanie Betz, who have experience the MBTI workshop and found a way to help their student make wise career choices. We will also be discussing with High School Counselor, Elisa Talmage the common myths and mistakes high school students make when choosing a college major or career. 

To sign up for the 5 Loaves, 2 Fish challenge go to https://www.providencechurch.us/calendar and click on the 5 Loaves 2 Fishes Seminar or call 440-937-5001 for assistance. 

Date and time: September 25 from 9:00am – 12:30pm 

Place: Providence Church 35295 Detroit Road, Avon , Ohio

Cost: $40 per person. Free for parent observers.

Open to High School juniors and seniors and their parent(s). 


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Podcast #44: The 5 Loaves 2 Fish Part 2, Podcasts

EP#44: The 5 Loaves and 2 Fish Challenge, Part 2

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Join us for the 2nd part of a 3 part series on the 5 Loaves and 2 Fish Challenge coming to Providence Church on Saturday September 25. It is designed for High School juniors and seniors who wish to explore career/college major options based on their personality and their Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) results. 

In this episode I speak with Matt and Elisa Talmage who have benefited from MBTI career testing utilized in the 5 loaves and 2 Fish workshop. They’ll tell you what it’s like, why it’s important but also how it can help you make a wise career choice and avoid the costly mistake of choosing the wrong college major or career. It’s one way we, on the No Loan Zone podcast help students complete the right degree, debt free. 

To sign up for the challenge go to https://www.providencechurch.us/calendar  and click on the 5 Loaves 2 Fishes Seminar or call 440-937-5001 for assistance. 

Date and time: September 25 from 9:00am – 12:30pm 

Place: Providence Church 35295 Detroit Road, Avon , Ohio

Cost: $40 per person. Free for parent observers.

Sign up deadline: September 18. 2021

Open to High School juniors and seniors and their parent(s). 


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Podcast #43: The 5 Loaves 2 Fish Part 1, Podcasts

EP#43: The 5 Loaves and 2 Fish Challenge, Part 1

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Join us for a conversation with Caleb Watson, Pastor of Student Ministries at Providence Church in Avon Ohio. Janet Maltbie discusses with Caleb the 5 Loaves and 2 Fish Challenge coming to Providence Church on Saturday September 25. It is designed for High School juniors and seniors who wish to explore career/college major options based on their personality and their Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) results. 

To sign up for the challenge go to https://www.providencechurch.us/calendar  and click on the 5 Loaves 2 Fishes Seminar or call 440-937-5001 for assistance. 

Date and time: September 25 from 9:00am – 12:30pm 

Place: Providence Church 35295 Detroit Road, Avon , Ohio

Cost: $40 per person. Free for parent observers.

Sign up deadline: September 18. 2021

Open to High School juniors and seniors and their parent(s). 


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