Start Saving for College Before Your Baby is Born

As an expectant parent, you have a lot to think about. Where your baby will go to college in 18 years is probably one of the last things on your mind. It’s hectic enough planning your doctor’s appointments, post-birth arrangements and even what color your baby’s room will be —there’s hardly time to think about the future. However, saving for college is one thing you should be thinking about now,

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Can I Save For College As Easily As I Save For Retirement?

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When it comes to saving money to pay for college, many parents are doing it the old-fashioned way: that is to say, they’re hoping for a miracle! A survey conducted in January of this year found that 57 percent of the parents polled had saved less than $10,000. But the survey found that parents do have high savings hopes.

  • Forty-five percent said they hoped to save more than $30,000 by the time their child was college bound.

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Enter to Win $1,529 Towards Your NC 529 Account

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College will be here before you know it so don’t miss out an opportunity to win $1,529 in college savings!

NC 529 Plan account holders who make contributions to their account between April 9th, 2018 and midnight on May 29th, 2018 will be entered in The NC 529 Plan “$1,529 on 5/29 Drawing”.  One lucky winner will be chosen at random and will receive a contribution of $1,529 towards their NC 529 Account!

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The Real Life Impact of Saving for College

When Kate opened an NC 529 Account for the first of her four children, she was still paying off her own school loans from undergraduate and law school. She had been the first in her family to go to college and she scrimped, saved, and worked all the way through school and still came out with a sizable 10-year loan that she eventually refinanced into a 20-year loan. She was determined she would do everything she could to help her children save for college by using  North Carolina’s National College Savings Plan.

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