For one, who doesn’t want to win money? I know many people who would love a chance at some cash and that is why I am sharing this information with you all today from GradSave and savingforcollege.com. Basically, this is not just any old $529 cash, it is provided to the winner in the form of a GradSave gift card that can be redeemed at any 529 plan. GradSave and savingforcollege.com is just really on a mission to get everyone out there realizing how vitally important it is to save for college, I have three kids and each time I am reminded about GradSave I have to think hard about when I, too, can start saving for college costs. College is expensive, and it only gets more expensive as each year passes.
Graduation is coming soon, why not give a gift to a parent who is seeing how costly college is for that first time high school graduate child and is now realizing that they have another kid heading up there into the years of high school graduation. We live and learn as humans, why not make a stressful situation of spending for college less stressful by signing up for this 529 day celebration where you can partake in a live webinar, hosted by nationally recognized “529 Guru” Joe Hurley. This webinar will be held in a Question & Answer format.
In a nutshell, you can head on over to savingforcollege.com to learn more about this webinar as well as enter your information to RSVP and submit a question you may have for Joe to answer during this webinar. From there, you will have been entered for your chance at the $529. You get answers, you get a chance to win and you can take part right from your home, your office or wherever you have internet access and a computer to watch the webinar.
To learn more about this 529 Day Celebration click here. Remember GradSave has gift cards to give that special parent for their children or to give to a teacher as a classroom gift, order your GradSave gift card here.
My sister is a first time Mom, having a sweet baby girl has made her think about things and for us as sisters to have conversations that in all honesty, I never thought I would be having with my little sister. The other night on the phone we discussed saving for Olivia’s college tuition; Olivia is my baby niece. The talk was based on setting up a savings account for Baby Olivia as a way for not only them to try to save any extra change they can for their first and only child, but as a way to have family help save for Olivia’s college fund as well. With a savings account being setup, anyone could access it to deposit towards Olivia’s future, right?!
This idea of having a college tuition savings account makes perfect sense, here I am with my oldest nearing the age of 11 with no savings and no idea on how I would afford her college let alone her two little brothers college tuition. Getting yourself setup as soon as the thought crosses your mind to save for college is better than never setting up a funding source for your child’s college tuition.
GradSave is an online college registry which allows families to create a profile for their child that can be linked to a 529 college savings plan. Parents can then share their GradSave profile on social media sites or email their friends and relatives who can then gift directly to the child’s college fund. <— This is the perfect idea for my sweet niece Olivia. It’s a way for my sister to gain an account that she wishes to have for her sweet baby girl while allowing for family to give a gift of savings towards college tuition with GradSave gift cards each holiday.
What’s more is that you can actually setup to have a monthly auto-billing in place to send a specific amount each month to your child’s plan, in turn saving for your child’s college plans without even thinking twice about it. GradSave is not only a fantastic tool to encourage families to work together to save for our next generations education but also makes the process so easy, it’s as if it’s a no brainer process for parents to start encouraging college savings within their circle of family and friends.
Each year when your child’s birthday rolls around you can share their unique GradSave profile URL within each invite so that family and friends can give a gift that lasts longer than the latest trinket or electronic gift.