Graduation day for the high school class of 2030 feels like a long way away. But this year, a different kind of graduation is upon them — preschool graduation! In the fall, the class of 2030 will be entering kindergarten and starting their journey through the wonder and excitement of grade school. Even though their true graduation day feels a long, long way off (and thank goodness for that!), now is the time to be thinking of the future and saving for college.
Timeka Ruffin is a representative of the College Foundation of North Carolina. She talks with the morning show about teaching kids to save.
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,
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.
When it comes to saving for college, common sense may be even better than luck!
Many families feel up to their ears in expenses, and stretching their paychecks to save for things such as retirement and college may seem less important than day-to-day needs. So, with a limited amount of discretionary income, how do you decide?