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On National 529 Day, Familiarize Yourself with 529 College Savings Plan Features

National 529 Day (May 29) is an ideal time to make sure you know the basics of 529 college savings plans and just how useful they can be. Here are five facets you’ll want to know about: Versatility: 529 college savings plans can be used for many forms of post-secondary educ...

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How 529 as an Employee Benefit helps Families avoid Student Loan Debt

With National "529 Day" approaching later this week on 5/29, it’s rewarding to reflect on the many creative efforts undertaken this time of year to raise both local and national awareness of the existence and usefulness of 529 college savings plans to help families prepare for the cost of higher edu...

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Image for blog Financial Literacy Starts At Home: How 529 Plans Can Help

Financial Literacy Starts At Home: How 529 Plans Can Help

As with many forms of education, the seeds of financial literacy are first planted and nourished at home. Parents serve not only as Chief Operating Officers but also as Chief Education and Chief Financial Officers of their families. Whether a single parent or sharing the responsibility of parenting ...

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Give the Graduation Gift of a Lifetime

While we are facing unique and unprecedented times, with many graduations now occurring remotely, and many in-person festivities being postponed – a graduate’s accomplishments are still so important to celebrate, and every graduate deserves to shine. Plus, the loved ones in a student&rs...

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Celebrating a Resolution to Save for College

With a new year, a new decade and blank slate upon us, it’s a natural time to stop to envision the type of future we’d like to see and to commit to the habits necessary to realize that vision. As I look back on resolutions made at this juncture in years gone by, my mind turns to a particular commitm...

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Image for blog A Thanksgiving Recipe to Start Saving for College

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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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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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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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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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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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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GiftofCollege.com Prepares for Expanded Retail Footprint this Fall

GiftofCollege.com Prepares for Expanded Retail Footprint this Fall Adds board member, key staff, and national 529 partner (Phoenix, August 15, 2018) - Gift of College, Inc. ( GiftofCollege.com ) announces the appointment of a new member of its board as well as two additional senior man...

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The 411 on 529's

what is a 529? A savings account for college expenses that grows tax free. why should you care about having a 529? College is expensive and kids grow up fast. Every dollar saved is more than a dollar that you won’t have to borrow for college costs. A child is 6x more likely to atte...

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6 Reasons to Consider a 529 College Savings Plan

With the rising cost of a college education, it can be difficult to ensure your loved ones receive a quality educational experience. Many try to set aside funds for future use, but those funds either become allocated to other expenditures or lose value over time by sitting in a low-interest savings...

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Boost Your 529 Savings

Looking For Ways To Boost Your 529 Savings? Prioritize saving for college by treating your savings account like a bill that needs to be paid regularly. Set up automatic payroll deductions at work, or automate a fixed contribution from your checking or savings account. Deposit lump sums ...

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Most Parents Say College Gifts Make Education Savings Easier

College Savings Foundation: 58% of Parents Would Ask for College Savings Gifts This holiday and year-end gifting season, American families are embracing the ease and abundance of college savings tools such as customized gifting websites, e-gift cards, online registries and gift certificates. ...

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Start Your Kids On The Path To Success With The Gift of College

Every child deserves a bright future and every parent wants their child to have that future. Unfortunately, college is very expensive and not an option for many lower and middle income families. Scholarships aren’t easy to come by and the cost of college tuition is rising exponentially. According to...

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