This post is made possible by our sponsors at ScholarShare
Forty-percent of parents are nervous about paying for college, and just 25 percent are confident about it. One thing that sets the confident parents apart is that they are nearly twice as likely to have basic knowledge about a 529 college savings plan and are also more likely to be already using a 529 plan to save for higher education.
Just in time for graduations, end of the school year presents, and even baby showers… ScholarShare is hosting 529 Crib Notes, a college savings webinar especially designed for moms to learn about the tax advantaged way to save for college. Author and fashion designer Rosie Pope and Garianne Dashiell from ScholarShare, California’s 529 College Savings Plan, will walk through the different investment options available, explain how 529 plans work, and what to consider when selecting a 529 plan. You can even ask questions and get answers right on the spot.
529 Crib Notes Webinar
Thursday, May 18, 2017
12 noon – 1pm, Pacific Time
Click on this link to register for the webinar
May 29 is National 529 Day
State Treasurer John Chiang and ScholarShare, California’s 529 college savings plan, are celebrating National 529 Day with a three-day promotion to help families jumpstart their college savings efforts.
“Higher education has never been more vital to future economic success, but it also has never been more costly. Crushing student debt is a toxin to the American Dream, which is why it is crucial families start setting money aside today,” said Chiang, chair of the ScholarShare Investment Board.
ScholarShare Matching Promotion
To get ready for 529 Day, ScholarShare is offering a matching promotion. Families who open a new ScholarShare account between Wednesday, May 24 and Friday, May 26, 2017 with a minimum $50 deposit and sign up for a $25 Automatic Contribution Plan for six months will receive a matching $50 deposit.
The matching deposit of $50 will be made to the eligible ScholarShare account on or before 11:59 p.m. PST on January 30, 2018. There is a limit of one matching deposit per new ScholarShare account opened for each new beneficiary. Visit www.ScholarShare.com/529day for more information and complete terms and conditions.