Florida Prepaid Open Enrollment Opens October 15

Open enrollment for the Florida Prepaid College Plan is now here! From October 15, 2017-February 28, 2018 you can enroll your child(ren) in the Florida Prepaid College Plan. There are plans for every budget. And other family members can help contribute to the fund, too. Check out all the information below. You can pay for the plan in monthly installments, or pay it off in full, or pay off larger portions as you are able, maybe as a birthday or holiday gift. While, this post is sponsored by the Florida Prepaid College Board through my role as a Believer Blogger, all thoughts are my own. I started my kids college funds long before I started blogging. I am a true believer!

 Use the code Meta1718 to save $25 on your application fee.



PLUS.... I have some exciting, breaking news to share with you all!

If you purchase a plan during between Oct. 15 and Nov. 30, 2017, you will automatically entered to “win the gift of college” from the Florida Prepaid College Board, with your ENTIRE plan being paid for by the college board.  


Okay, so let's say you don't "win the gift of college" from the college board, and 18 or less years down the road, for whatever reason your family has moved out of Florida, your child has received scholarships (go smart kids!!) or (like what I think will happen with at least one of my kids) they will decide to attend a private college, do you worry that you will lose your money? I'm here to tell you that you won't.




I have 3 college plans, and 3 529 plans. But my kids will likely still need to rely on scholarships. College gets more expensive every year! Lock in rates now by clicking HERE to enroll and don't forget use the code META1718 to save $25 on your application fee.


So, don't delay! Make sure to enroll your child(ren) during open enrollment, which again is NOW thru the end of February 2018. But don't wait! If you enroll between October 15-November 30, you will be entered into a giveaway to have your ENTIRE prepaid plan PAID IN FULL!

Florida Prepaid College plans can help give you peace of mind as you and your child(ren) navigate the world of higher educatiion choices.


Starting is believing, so don't delay, START YOUR PLAN TODAY!!

Tween Reads October 2017


I know, I know. Tweens and Teens are not the same thing. But some Teens like to read Tween books, and some Tweens like to read Teen books. I have 2 Tweens, and 1 Teen living under my roof right now, and I pretty much let them read whatever they want. This is a wonderfully curated collection of great tween reads; some new releases, some not. The Girl Who Drank the Moon is a current SSYRA book and I really enjoyed it. 

Teen Read Week™ is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It began in 1998 and is held annually in October the same week as Columbus Day (when will this name ever be changed??) Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users. 

Do any of these titles or descriptions sound like something you, your tween/teen would enjoy reading? 

2017 Nobel Prize in Literature Announced

The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2017 is awarded to the English author Kazuo Ishiguro! I ALWAYS read the books by authors that win the "big prizes" so I was so excited when I saw this announcement and then went to the library catalog and we had a few copies of his books in the system! But not only did we have many titles, but we had a copy in my branch!!

I'm not quite sure how this author escaped me since this book description sounds like something that I would enjoy reading. From Booklist "It is a fable-like story about an elderly couple, Axl and Beatrice, who reside in a village that is made up of underground warrens and is sometimes menaced by ogres. One day they get it into their heads to track down their son, who vanished years ago, although they cannot remember exactly why. In fact, their whole village seems to be struggling with memory loss, with residents forgetting from one day to the next key incidents and people from their pasts. Despite their advanced years and their many aches and pains, Axl and Beatrice set out on a perilous journey, encountering along the way a smooth-talking boatman, a wailing widow, and, most momentously, an ancient, garrulous knight and an intrepid warrior. Ishiguro’s story is a deceptively simple one, for enfolded within its elemental structure are many profound truths, including its beautiful and memorable portrait of a long-term marriage and its subtle commentary on the eternity of war, all conveyed in the author’s mesmerizing prose."

Have you read anything by Kazuo Ishiguro?