5 Ways to Get Your Family Involved In The College Saving Process

Attending college immediately following high school graduation is a trend that has been continually on the rise for the last few decades. Today, more than 20 million students enroll in college immediately following high school and more than half of them are female. With this increase in stude...

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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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5 Alternatives to Raiding Your Kid’s College Savings Account

College education is the second-largest investment an average individual makes throughout their life. The first one is buying a home. Although you can hope on scholarships, grants and loans to cover part of the cost, you’re still aware of the fact that you should save money if you want your kid to g...

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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. College savings gift cards can be the perfect balance. However, it is a gift that you want to make s...

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Three basic facts about 529 plans everyone should know

Before you choose a 529 plan, consider these three factors: whether your state offers an income tax deduction or credit, the minimum amount required to open and maintain your account and the fees charged. State tax benefits One of the biggest bonuses to investing in a 529 plan account for yo...

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Three Easy-on-your-budget tips to start funding your account

You know that feeling when you know you’ve put on a bit of weight and you don’t want to look at the scale. Yet, you know until you do, you’ll never commit to start working on getting the weight off. Saving for college is much less painless than that. Give up one thing. You don’t need to star...

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Investment plans that don’t require a degree in finance

The best part about 529 plans when it comes to investing is while you do have investment choices, they are limited enough that you don’t have to build a whole portfolio yourself. Most plans have investment packages that give you the flexibility to invest in riskier but higher earning investments whe...

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529 College Savings Plan Basics

529 Plan Basics You just got your first 529 plan gift card. Now what? How do you choose a plan and what do you need to know to get started? While these are investment plans that can get complicated. We want you to know the basics and the easiest ways to get started on funding your account. C...

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Plan and Finance Your Family's College Dreams

Invite Education offers parents an easy to use website that is mobile and tablet friendly with all of the information, tools and resources needed to plan and pay for college from birth through 12 th grade. Use the discount code 3 Free to a free three-month trial! Planning and payi...

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It's College Savings Month! Everything You Need To Know About 529 Plans

September marks a month of new beginnings for many. Students head back to school and many enter college for the first time. It’s no surprise that along with these new beginnings students and parents are concerned with paying tuition and other college costs. This is why September is National College...

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What Are The Best Ways To Save For College

An Overview of College Savings Plans Encouraging your children to go to college and get a good education is one of the best things you can do for them. But saving for college, even with scholarship help, can be daunting and expensive. Moreover, it can be downright scary when you consid...

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No Other Gift Will Give So Much

It was the summer of 1982 and I had fallen in love! She was so sleek, modern, and fun. I had to have her. Of course I am talking about the Atari 2600… the dream of every 8 year old and, in my mind at the time, everyone between 1-99. I mean, you had to be nuts to not want this. It was literally ...

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Gift Cards for College Savings Gain Popularity

You’ve bought the kids holiday gift cards for toys, clothing, and fast-food burgers and fries. How about gift cards for a college savings account? You can easily do that, thanks to some innovative products offered by a handful of Internet-based companies. Gift cards linked to a child’s college sav...

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Consider Giving the Gift Of College This Season

With student debt growing 56 percent over the past ten years, saving for college has never been more important. One way to face the challenging costs of college head-on is to open a 529 college savings plan. A 529 plan is a tax-advantaged investment plan designed to encourage saving for the future ...

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A Snapshot of College Savings

72% OF CHILDREN HAVE ACCUMULATED SAVINGS FOR COLLEGE Nearly three quarters (72%) of children age18 or under have accumulated savings for college, and for many of them utilizing a 529 college savings plan has been the savings vehicle of choice. In recognition of College Savings Month, the Coll...

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College Savings at a Young Age

Saving for college starts early and we’re so proud to work with Gift of College to make this happen for our nation’s youth. Through our My Own Business Challenge program, curriculum and web application, we teach youth how to effectively start a business and incentivize them to save money. During...

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Your 6 Year Old Can Start Paying for College Now

As you’ve undoubtedly witnessed with your kid’s spending, having skin in the game yields much more careful and appreciative behavior. Spending Mom’s or Dad’s money is easy. Spending your own? Not so much. The same holds when it comes to paying for college. A kid who pays her own way is much more li...

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The Trend is your Friend: Paying for College

The world is becoming more digital. Just look around you, and most people have multiple devices even when they shouldn’t such as congressional members or when they should such as when they are running a marathon to keep focused and on pace. Is it that these devices are so ingrained in our culture th...

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How to increase 529 contributions without breaking the bank.

The following article/video was found on Savingforcollege.com and re-printed with permission. Increase your 529 plan contributions without breaking the bank Congratulations for opening a 529 college savings account for your child. You should be proud of yourself for taking steps to fund that ...

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529 College Savings Plans and Financial Aid

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