Ron Caruthers is the nation’s foremost expert on college planning and college funding, and the author of What Your Guidance Counselor Isn’t Telling You…Inside Secrets to ChoosingYour Career, Selecting Your Major and Getting IN to Your Top College Choice.
He’s loved by hundreds of parents for finding creative and effective ways to fund their children’s college dreams while keeping them on track for retirement. Many know Ron as their Financial Fixer.
Ron was born and raised in Santa Monica, California—right up the street from the Santa Monica Pier. His parents later moved inland where Ron graduated from Sunny Hills High School in Fullerton, CA in 1985 as valedictorian – ranked 1st of 419 seniors. However, Ron and his family found themselves unable to pay for college – a situation many of his clients and audience understand all too well.
This setback forced him to take a hard look at how unprepared most students are for college, career, and managing their money after college.
Since then, he has worked with over 4600 families to help make their children’s dreams a reality, while providing sound financial guidance along the way!
Ron Caruthers was an adjunct instructor at Palomar and Mira Costa Colleges in San Diego,California, and a regular on San Diego’s morning news programs. He has been interviewed on
ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX. He has also been quoted in Newsweek, Inc. Magazine, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal, among other publications.
He currently enjoys life in Carlsbad Village, a town on the water about 35 miles north of downtown San Diego with his wife Sylvia, 5 chickens, and a purse dog named Star. He is dad to three children, Jessika, Brennan and Lexi,–all who went to college for free. Jessika went to USC and Brennan graduated from Northeastern in May of 2018.