The first years of your child’s life are filled with countless milestones: crawling, walking, talking, making friends, learning to count and read. There were first teeth and new words spoken. There were first-time holidays and new traditions begun. Then, you blinked, and now you are weeks away from the next milestone — starting kindergarten!
Preparing for an Educational Milestone
Just in Wake County, nearly 12,000 students are expected to enter schools this year as the class of 2030.
Graduation day for the high school class of 2030 feels like a long way away. But this year, a different kind of graduation is upon them — preschool graduation! In the fall, the class of 2030 will be entering kindergarten and starting their journey through the wonder and excitement of grade school. Even though their true graduation day feels a long, long way off (and thank goodness for that!), now is the time to be thinking of the future and saving for college.
At the close of this spring’s drawing to celebrate College Savings Day, the NC 529 Plan had 135,920 active Accounts and, of those, 4,343 Account owners entered the drawing. The entry pulled at random for the $1,529 prize belonged to Leigh Ann Johnson, who soon will have this extra amount added to her NC 529 Account.
Johnson opened her Account, with her daughter as beneficiary, in March 2014 and now mother,
At the NC 529 Plan®, our everyday focus is on helping families plan and pay for college. We’re passionate about this effort, and we fully recognize that North Carolina students rely on their teachers, administrators and other caring adults to help them reach the goal of going to college too. During Teacher Appreciation Week and always, we extend our gratitude to the men and women who guide the education of our students.
April is Financial Literacy Month. The goal of Financial Literacy Month is to help Americans become savvier when it comes to their money. From creating a budget to learning about investing, this is an ideal time to pause and evaluate your family’s level of financial knowledge. CFNC.org has several free online courses and materials to help users of different ages learn to better manage money.
If you find that your financial health is not ideal,
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We’re going to celebrate College Savings Day (May 29) by giving away $1,529! Anyone with an existing NC 529 Account or who opens one is eligible to enter. Don’t miss out on a chance to add $1,529 to your college savings in the NC 529 Plan.