Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Bloggin’ Mamas and the Florida Prepaid College Board. However, all experiences and opinions are always 100% my own as this post is written by me in its entirety. If you’ve wondered what you can do, and how to save for college, you’ve come to the right place.
With three children, it’s hard to hold a conversation without referring to one of them at any given point. Especially the one the in college – he’s probably my most talked about kid. He’s grown so much in the last year and a half while away at college. Each time he returns home for a short break I can barely recognize him. While it’s an honor to have him attending my Alma Mater, it’s not cheap. Room and board is one of our biggest expenses, besides tuition. Even though he is receiving very generous academic scholarships and grants, we are both taking out student/parent loans to pay the costs. What if these loans weren’t available or we didn’t qualify?
How to Save For College
When we moved to Miami over a decade ago I heard about the Florida Prepaid options, but never really gave it the attention it needed. I will look at it next week became next month, then next year, then boom! he was applying to college and it was too late. I wish I had know about saving for college then – it would have saved us a great deal.
The perfect time to act is now because unless you sign up before February 29th you will be stuck until next year when open enrollment re-opens. I know this doesn’t give you much time, but I am sure you’ve thought about this for a while, like I had. Whether your little one recently arrived into this world, or he’s heading into high school, there is a plan for everyone and every budget.
We are fortunate to have taken the time to educate ourselves and purchase a 529 College Savings Plan for the girls. Although they are not guaranteed the way the Florida Prepaid College Plan is, we are hoping for enough growth over these next 15 or so years ahead of them. Take the time now to figure out the best option for your family so that you are can make the best decision to protect their future education.
Here is some of the other posts I’ve written recently on behalf of the Florida Prepaid College Board. I urge you to do your research now, before it’s too late.
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Disclosure: How to Save for College Now and Protect Their Future is a collaboration with Bloggin’ Mamas and the Florida Prepaid College Board. However, all experiences and opinions are always 100% my own as this post is written by me in its entirety. I have received compensation for sharing this post. Regardless, I only share products and/or services that I truly believe in and use for my family, that I feel will be a good fit for you the reader. If you decide to register for Florida Prepaid, be sure to use code use code BLOG1516 to receive a gift. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.