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A Thanksgiving Recipe to Start Saving for College

For those who may be thinking about saving for college but for one reason or another haven’t begun, it may comfort you to know that the same strategies you’ll likely be using to plan your Thanksgiving Day celebration can also be used to successfully save for college. Here’s a recipe that’s ea...

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529 Education Gifting Programs Make Holidays Easy for Families and Friends

Washington, DC, November 14, 2019 – As the holiday giving season approaches, 529 Education Gifting Programs and their widening array of online gifting tools, crowdfunding platforms, e-gift cards and downloadable gift certificates, are making higher education savings easier for parents, family member...

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529 Roadmap For Their Future - 1st and 2nd Grade

No one’s journey looks the same. But everyone’s needs a start. Whether you make a little or a lot, utilizing a 529 is a smart way to save for college. For each age, the 529 College Savings Plans Roadmap For Their Future explains how parents can save for higher education a little at a time w...

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Gift of Independence --- A 529 ABLE Savings Gift Registry

What are 529 ABLE (529A) accounts?: An Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Accounts provide a new opportunity for certain disabled Americans to save money in their own names. For many disabled persons, saving has been a challenge because the public benefits on which they rely often limit...

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529 Roadmap For Their Future - PreSchool and Kindergarten

No one’s journey looks the same. But everyone’s needs a start. Whether you make a little or a lot, utilizing a 529 is a smart way to save for college. For each age, the 529 College Savings Plans Roadmap For Their Future explains how parents can save for higher education a little...

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Back-to-School Season Tips and Tricks

Heading back to school can be an exciting but stressful time for many students. It's a fun occasion where you'll get to meet your friends, enjoy the excitement of a new year of leaning, and know that plenty of unique experiences are lying ahead, but it can also be quite challenging and stressful to ...

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529 Roadmap For Their Future - Infants and Toddlers

No one’s journey looks the same. But everyone’s needs a start. INTRODUCTION We aren’t school counselors or pediatricians or deans of Ivy League institutions. We don’t have degrees in early childhood development or child psychology. But we’v...

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Important FAFSA Deadlines

Did you know the deadline to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, for the 2019 to 2020 school year is June 30, 2020. If you're attending college now or in the future, there's a good chance you will need some form of financial aid to afford its expense. Fortunately, the ...

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Understanding Generation Z for Teachers

Every child born from 1997 onwards is considered to be part of Generation Z or Gen Z. Born right after the Millennials, which are considered Generation Y, this Z generation is characterized by increased utilization of smart devices, weekly TV usage, and daily, lengthy visits on top social media we...

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Study Shows One in Five Know Purpose of a 529

National 529 Campaign Aims to Reach Broader Range of Families WASHINGTON, D.C. – One-third of Americans have heard of 529 college savings plans but only one in five know what the plans are for. That’s according to a survey released by the College Savings Plans Network ahead of 529 ...

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Gen Zs Focus on Career Paths and Cost Savings in Pursuit of Higher Ed

Survey by College Savings Foundation High school students realize saving is key to funding higher education Today’s high school students are career-focused and cost-conscious about their decisions to choose and fund higher education, according to the findings of The College Savings Found...

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The Best Guide to Facebook Usage during a Job Search for Every Student

It’s no secret that social media is deeply rooted in every aspect of our lives by now. Almost everybody that has access to it no matter the age, nationality, or social status posts a big section of their lives on social platforms. The usage of social media revolutionized job searching and ch...

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Gift of College Joins March Forth in Addressing Student Debt

(Phoenix, March 4, 2019) – Gift of College, Inc. (GiftofCollege.com) is joining a national effort to take on the student debt problem in a national campaign launching March 4. The aim of the campaign , led by the 529 College Savings Plans Network, is to limit college debt for new generations by h...

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Affordable Health Insurance for College Students

If you are off to college, you have many options for getting health insurance coverage. You may think that there are few health insurance options for college students. The fact is that students have many choices when covering their healthcare needs. Here is what you need to know about the five most...

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Gift of College Gift Cards land in 3000+ Retail Stores in time for Holiday Shopping

Gift of College, Inc. (GiftofCollege.com), the country’s fastest growing college savings gifting platform, announced the launch of its Gift of College gift cards at select retail stores. Just in time for holiday shopping and available year-round thereafter, shoppers will be able to purchase a sure-...

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Image for blog The Myriad of Benefits that Higher Education Provides

The Myriad of Benefits that Higher Education Provides

Will you go to college? That’s the most common question that high-school students get. Before they even graduate from high school, they have to make the big decision and they have to be absolutely confident in their choice. The pressure is huge and it’s not easy to handle. On one si...

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Giving and Receiving College Savings Gift Cards

Preparing for the holidays is about carefully deciding how much to budget for each individual on your list as well as making sure everyone feels good about what they are both giving and receiving. Instead of buying a toy that may soon be broken or clothes they will eventually outgrow, contribut...

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How to Manage Time As a Working Student?

As if college itself wasn’t hard enough, there’s plenty of students who need to work in addition to studying. The expenses are great and many of you simply don’t have a choice but to work in order to cover them. Depending on the type of job you’re doing, time management could surface as a problem. H...

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Tips & Tools to Stay Organized While Getting Ready for College

Many people look back on their college years as the best of their lives. After making it through primary school and graduating with a high school diploma, college is when a teenager becomes an adult, learning self-sufficiency and independence while gaining the knowledge and skills necessary for the ...

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Subtle Signs Your Child Has Problems at School

Whether we look at school, sports, or other extracurricular activities, “fitting in” plays an important role in any child’s life. Have you ever opened up this subject within your home? Asking your child how he or she feels among other people/in groups is essential. Even a slight di...

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