Not sure what to give as a gift this holiday season? Make a contribution to a college savings account. Friends and family can contribute as little as $25 to a student’s NC 529 Account. The contribution is a meaningful gift that keeps on giving.
“It’s a gift that will always be there,” Hall said. “When individuals give out toys or trinkets, that’s something that won’t be with them for a lifetime. But a college education is something that they can have that will never fade away.”
Read the Reflector.com article.
June is the biggest month for birthdays. If you’re struggling to come up with a unique gift for a special young person in your life, consider giving the gift of a college education by donating to the child’s 529 Account.
College Savings Day will be held on May 29. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about how to save for college. Bray Creech has highlighted four key points that pertain to 529 Plans for this article in Citizen-Times.
The points include:
- Find the right mix between risk and reward.
- It’s not an all-or-nothing proposition.
- Understand the plan’s flexibility.
- You don’t necessarily need to go it alone.
Timeka Ruffin is a representative of the College Foundation of North Carolina. She talks with the morning show about teaching kids to save.
Friday, April 28, is Teach Your Child to Save Day, and WECT News elected to share tips on kids saving from the NC 529 National College Savings Program.
It is key to save money for the future, even though it may seem far off. Kids begin learning their financial habits early, so it is important to ensure they learn the right lessons.
There are several ways to teach your child how important it is to save money for big financial goals,
Assets in the NC 529® Plan reached a major milestone Friday, April 21, 2017, surpassing $2 billion.
North Carolina’s National College Savings Program, known as the NC 529 Plan, originally launched with a single investment option and transitioned $9.5 million in assets and 2,185 accounts to a multiple option format in 2001. The current NC 529 Plan, with 13 different investment options, now has a fund balance of just over $2 billion and 135,524 active accounts,