Warmer weather is here and that means it’s time for summer vacations! Take a step back from everyday life and shake things up; even a short period of time where you can break out of your routine can really refresh and rejuvenate your mind. However, the perfect vacation is going to take some preparation – including plenty of planning and saving. Big goals take hard work – just like saving for college. Saving money for a major event,
College Foundation of North Carolina Partners with Award-Winning TV Chef to Help Families Save for College
With rising tuition costs, North Carolina families are seeking convenient and affordable options to pay for college. College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC), a free college assistance service of the State of North Carolina, is committed to raising awareness about college savings plans in the workplace that can help secure a student’s future. In April, Vivian Howard, an award-winning chef featured in the PBS Food show “A Chef’s Life,” proved her culinary prowess and gracious hospitality at an exclusive event in Wilmington in support of the NC 529® College Savings Plan.
From baby’s first teetering steps until your child strides across the high school graduation stage, you’re focused on the future. You read stories and do homework to support their education. You attend games, performances, and festivals so that they develop as well-rounded people. You foster good behavior and encourage community spirit so that they join society as responsible adults. Each move you make, including opening a college savings account,
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,
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.
With the cost of a college education rising every year, some parents are nervous about how to handle the expense of higher education for their children.But don’t throw up your hands. Many families find it possible to put at least some money away for college and to explore the variety of other financial aid options available to help with the rest. Usually, paying for college is a joint effort of the family, the federal government,