Saving for College: Start Early, Reap the Rewards

Picture this. Your child strides confidently across the stage at their high school graduation, shakes the principal’s hand, and receives their much-anticipated diploma. Now, imagine being able to celebrate your graduate’s success by handing them money to put towards higher education expenses. With the help of an NC 529 plan, that dream could become a reality.

The NC 529 Plan offers several investment options for conservative, moderate, and aggressive investors.

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NC 529 Investment Alert

*Attention*

State Employe’s Credit Union (SECU) is increasing the rate paid on the Federally-Insured Deposit Account (FIDA) from 1.5% to 1.75%.  This is one of the best rates on a federally insured investment option in a 529 we have seen thus far!

If you’re a conservative investor, check out the rate increase on our Federally-Insured Deposit Account (FIDA),

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Questions about 529 Tax Law Changes?

 

What Does the Recent Federal Tax Reform Mean for My NC 529 Account?

The bottom line is: If you’re a North Carolina taxpayer, check with a qualified tax advisor before using your NC 529 funds for K-12 tuition expenses or before rolling over to a 529 ABLE account. North Carolina has not yet expanded state tax law to correspond to the recent federal changes.

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What Does Your Little One’s Future Hold?


How do you picture your little one’s future? Bustling around a hospital saving lives? Reporting on the nightly news? Being a professional athlete? Children up to age 10 can explore these careers and more at the Future Me Kids Career Fair at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 East Hargett St., Raleigh, from 1 – 4 PM on Saturday, February 24. Stop in to enjoy watching your little one explore the possibilities!

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Another Successful Diapers to Dorms Dash

Crawlers raced to the finish line during the pre-game show at the UNC vs. N.C. State men’s basketball game on January 27th. Six babies went head-to-head during the second Diapers to Dorms Dash in hopes of winning some college cash. As Ramses cheered on the babies, it was one-year-old Austin Tillman who was first to cross the finish line. Even though the Tillmans won $529 to contribute to their NC 529 plan, the five other contestants all received $25 to start their own NC 529 college savings accounts! 

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