At the close of this spring’s drawing to celebrate College Savings Day, the NC 529 Plan had 135,920 active Accounts and, of those, 4,343 Account owners entered the drawing. The entry pulled at random for the $1,529 prize belonged to Leigh Ann Johnson, who soon will have this extra amount added to her NC 529 Account.
Johnson opened her Account, with her daughter as beneficiary, in March 2014 and now mother,
College Savings Day will be held on May 29. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about how to save for college. Bray Creech has highlighted four key points that pertain to 529 Plans for this article in Citizen-Times.
The points include:
- Find the right mix between risk and reward.
- It’s not an all-or-nothing proposition.
- Understand the plan’s flexibility.
- You don’t necessarily need to go it alone.
Timeka Ruffin is a representative of the College Foundation of North Carolina. She talks with the morning show about teaching kids to save.
At the NC 529 Plan®, our everyday focus is on helping families plan and pay for college. We’re passionate about this effort, and we fully recognize that North Carolina students rely on their teachers, administrators and other caring adults to help them reach the goal of going to college too. During Teacher Appreciation Week and always, we extend our gratitude to the men and women who guide the education of our students.