The North Carolina National College Savings Program (NC 529 Plan) joined Marble’s Kids Museum in Raleigh, NC, for their Fourth Annual Kids Car Fair. During the fair, children are introduced to a variety of career fields, from news casters to dentists. More than 30 local professionals participated in the event and children had a wonderful time exploring various paths that they may pursue one day.
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Congratulations to Mark Pearn of Kernersville. As posted in the News & Record, Mark won an extra $529 to add to the NC 529 College Savings Account he owns for his son. He did so by entering the Lucky 3 Drawing that was held by the North Carolina’s National College Savings Plan during the later part of 2016.
To stay abreast of future drawings, be sure to follow the NC 529 Savings Plan on Facebook.
The US News and World Report recently featured a Durham, NC grandfather who is helping his family save for college. Instead of giving physical gifts during the holiday season, he is contributing money to his grandson’s college savings plan each year. And, he’s not alone. According to the article, 84% of parents would prefer that their children receive money for college in place of physical gifts during the holidays.
During the holidays and on special occasions, it’s fun to spoil the children in our lives. Twenty-five dollars can buy a variety of gifts – balls, gift cards and games. As WFMY notes, it can also give the gift of education.
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That’s because you can contribute to an NC 529 Account with as little as $25. Money saved in an NC 529 Account can be withdrawn to pay for qualified higher education expenses.
Holiday giving can be tricky. Each year children receive a pile of wrapped items that they plow through quickly and inevitably forget after a brief period of time. Fortunately, the Salisbury Post recently suggested an alternative to traditional gifts, like electronics, toys and clothes. This year, consider giving the gift of education. Contributions to an NC 529 Account can help put college in a young person’s future – and that’s a gift that will last a lifetime.
Marbles Kids Museum hosted it’s annual “Kickoff to Kindergarten” event, in partnership with the NC 529 Plan. There was information about how parents can use the NC 529 Plan to start saving for college for their rising kindergartners. This was the second event hosted by Marbles Museum aimed at getting kids ready to start school.
Recorded on WRAZ-RAL (FOX) – Raleigh, NC – 8/20/2016