One of the most common questions parents have about an NC 529® Plan is when should I set up an NC 529 Account? It’s a simple question with a straightforward answer — now! That’s because it’s never too early to start saving for your child’s higher education.
Here are a few reasons why you might want to enroll in the NC 529 Plan and create an account for your child today:
More time = More money saved.
When it comes to saving your money, it’s important that you understand how a college savings vehicle works. We know that investing in a savings account for college can be a little confusing, especially if you are not familiar with financial jargon about your investment.
That’s why the NC 529® Plan is working to make it as easy as possible for our NC 529 Account holders to understand what they are reading.
The NC 529 Lucky 3 Drawing was most recently held in the Fall 2016. Those who contributed to their NC 529 Account during the drawing were entered for a chance to have an additional $529 added to their Account. We’re pleased to have had so many entries, as this means many people took another step in saving for college.
Special congratulations to our three winners:
Mark Pearn, Kernersville,
New Year’s Resolutions are all about improving your life and making plans for a better future. Of course, we all want to be grateful, healthy, and good to those around us. The beginning of a New Year is also a great time to consider financial and future goals. If you, a child, or grandchild have college in the future, how about making saving for college one of your New Year’s resolutions for 2017?
As parents, we always want the best for our children. But in the busy eighteen years from birth through high school graduation, sometimes preparation for a child’s future higher education gets put on the back burner. Start saving for college to make the college and career years easier for you and your child. Here are some tips to help you on the way.
From baby’s first gurgle or giggle, parents begin to dream of their child’s future and try to figure out how to handle the associated costs of parenthood. Some parents immediately dive into saving for their child’s education.