Future kindergartners and their parents had a blast at the first of two annual Kickoff to Kindergarten events that are sponsored by the North Carolina College Savings Program (NC 529 Plan). The first event was held June 22 at Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh; the second is to be held on August 19 from 9 AM – 5PM. The free event helped future students learn the ins and outs of navigating their first year of grade school.
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,
The NC 529 ® Plan Encourages Parents to Talk to Their Kids about Saving Money on April 28
According to a study out of the University of Cambridge,
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We’re going to celebrate College Savings Day (May 29) by giving away $1,529! Anyone with an existing NC 529 Account or who opens one is eligible to enter. Don’t miss out on a chance to add $1,529 to your college savings in the NC 529 Plan.
When it comes to saving your money, it’s important that you understand how a college savings vehicle works. We know that investing in a savings account for college can be a little confusing, especially if you are not familiar with financial jargon about your investment.
That’s why the NC 529® Plan is working to make it as easy as possible for our NC 529 Account holders to understand what they are reading.
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.