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North Carolina’s Savings Plan Encourages Holiday Giving That Lasts

Salisbury Post Holiday Giving

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.

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Kickoff to Kindergarten (WRAZ-RAL FOX, Raleigh)

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

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Kickoff to Kindergarten – (WTVD Raleigh, 9 am)

August 20, 2016 was “Kickoff to Kindergarten” day, with Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh offering free admission to rising kindergartners and their parents. The NC 529 Plan was a sponsor of this event; NC 529 Plan staff provided sessions for parents on saving for college for their kids.

Recorded WTVD 9 am – Raleigh, NC – Kickoff to Kindergarten – 8/20/2016

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Weekend Plans: Kindergarten kickoff, Packapalooza, block party, more – WRAL.com

Go Ask Mom, a resource for Triangle moms on the WRAL-TV website, featured the Kickoff to Kindergarten at Marbles Kids Museum in its rundown of weekend events for families. Kickoff to Kindergarten was sponsored by the NC 529 Savings Plan, and was designed to help kids become acclimated to the sights, sounds and activities of kindergarten before their first day. The event was free for rising kindergartners and their families.

 

 

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Saving for College (WGHP-TV, Greensboro)

Takeila Hall, College Foundation of North Carolina Regional Representative, spoke with WGHP on how to avoid taking on student loan debt by saving for college using an NC 529 Plan. She emphasized that it is never to early, nor too late, to start saving and help relieve some of the burden of college tuition.

 

Recorded on WGHP (FOX) – Greensboro, NC – 7/8/2016

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