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The Psychology Behind Spending and Saving … and How the NC 529 Plan Can Help

There are optimists and there are pessimists. There are leaders and there are followers. And in the world of economics, there are savers and there are spenders.

What shapes our spending behavior? Is it too late to change it? The lessons of smart financial management are best taught early, but research is showing that the psychology of saving is much more complex than getting your first piggy bank as a child.

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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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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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Diapers to Dorms Dash: Is Your Crawler Ready to Race?

Diapers to Dorms Dash

From reading bedtime stories and stacking blocks to opening a college savings account, like an NC 529 Account, parents begin preparing their children for higher education almost as soon as they are born. That’s why the Diapers to Dorms Dash that was held on December 30, 2017, was such a wonderful fit for the NC 529 Plan.

What is the Diapers to Dorms Dash?

The event offered five crawling children the chance to race against one another during halftime of the UNC men’s basketball game.

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#FirstDayofSchool2018 Giveaway

We had so much fun at the Marbles Kids Museum Kick Off to Kindergarten this month that we want to continue celebrating the back-to-school excitement! We’re giving away Marbles admission tickets and tickets to the IMAX Theatre at Marbles to celebrate the first day of school.

Prize: Package of four Marbles Kids Museum admission tickets and Marbles IMAX tickets.

Dates: August 30, 2018 at 9:00 AM until September 15,

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