September is National College Savings Month. It’s the perfect time to put aside the procrastination and open a college savings account for your kid(s). For many years I placed the thought in the back of my mind, thinking that her college days were still a long ways off. Before I knew it, though, my daughter breezed through elementary and middle school and is now a high school freshman! How quickly time flies!
That’s why it’s so important to open an account and start saving for their future education before it’s too late. You don’t have to save the full tuition for all of your children but whatever you put away now will be that much less you’ll have to spend later.
September – College Savings Month
ScholarShare, California’s 529 plan, is encouraging parents to make their children’s education a priority and to take the College Savings Pledge. Doing so will make you eligible to win one of 20 prizes which consist of a $500 ScholarShare 529 account for a child (ages 3-14) and a $500 Visa gift card for the child’s teacher.
Taking the College Savings Pledge
The College Savings Pledge shows your determination to:
- Encourage a child in my life to dream big and go to college
- Do my share to help save for college
- Learn about resources available like state 529 plans to help pay for college
Do you agree to those? Then visit CollegeSavingsPledge.com, take the pledge, and enter your contact information. For an additional chance to win, share your signed pledge with your friends and family. I took the pledge and only needed a couple of minutes to fill the form out.
The promotion has already begun and ends on September 25, 2015 at 8:00am. Five winners are chosen each Friday. Make sure you take the pledge soon so you have more chances to win! Plus, what better way is there to celebrate National College Savings Month?!
Will you take the College Savings Pledge?
This post is part of my participation as a ScholarShare Ambassador, which includes compensation and a one-day event with travel expenses covered. All opinions are my own.