This Start Saving for College, post is sponsored by the Florida Prepaid College Board, through my role as a Believer Blogger. All thoughts are my own.
Fall is one of my favorite seasons of the year, the hot and humid days of summer slowly become the cool crisp air mornings of Fall. I enjoy the colors and smells of fall, such as cinnamon, apples, and of course pumpkins. For me, noting truly signals fall like the start of college football. College football always gets me thinking that it is never too early to start saving for college.
It is definitely never too early to start saving for your child’s education. In fact, I wish that my parents had decided to take the same initiative for me when I was thinking about going. It definitely would have lifted a lot of stress-related weight off our shoulders. We want our children to know that attending college definitely is an option for them and that they shouldn’t look for alternative routes in life because they’re worried about how much it will cost. That is not their responsibility to think about, that’s for us to work out.
Hubs and I both went to college, and when Little Dude was born, we always knew we wanted him to follow in our footsteps. We don’t want to go into debt just to put him through college, and we don’t want him to have to take out a ton of student loans. We learned about the Florida Prepaid College Program from my in-laws who participated in it to put their kids through college.
The Florida Legislature in 1987 created the Florida Prepaid College Program, founded on the commitment and dedication of Mr. Stanley G. Tate to provide Florida families with an affordable means to save for their children’s future college education. Saving early for college pays off in the long run. Starting to save early helps us avoid debt later. Our monthly contribution helps us reach our college savings goals.
To help us to save towards his college fund, we will need to save money in all the areas of our lives that allows us too. We want him to have the best experience, and the only way he will have this is through having access to as much money as possible. We may even have to make the decision to change and compare energy providers for our utility bills so we can cut back on the amount that we spend. I know we can apply for help when the time comes, but as parents, we’d love to be able to contribute to his college fund, and if that means saving on our electricity then so be it.
Open Enrollment period is Oct. 15, 2017 – Feb. 28, 2018, for Florida Prepaid College Plan. Open Enrollment is the only time of the year families can purchase a Florida Prepaid College Plan. During this time, families can select one of the Prepaid Plans, each with specific costs, payment schedules, and benefits. Families can open a 529 Savings Plan account at any time of the year.
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