THINGS I WISH MY KIDS WOULD ASK ME
Editor's note: Barry Courter has a 24-year-old son who is a college graduate and a 19-year-old daughter who is a sophomore in college.
Q: Dad, what are the biggest differences between freshman and sophomore years at college?
A: About $1,500. Oh, you meant for you. Less anxiety, a higher level of comfort and a new place to live. The biggest plus is, theoretically, you now know how things are supposed to work and are therefore more comfortable. The potential negative is that you get too comfortable and decide to have too much fun instead of handling your business first. If you haven't already, this is the year to really focus on what you want to major in, but it's not the end of the world if you don't.