It's that time of year! I'm seeing photos of my friends' kids graduating from 5th grade, 8th grade, 12th grade and college!
This year has FLOWN by. Earlier this year I talked about how I needed to open a 529 account for the #TampaTrio. Well, time slipped away from me, until TODAY!! Today I finally did it!! And while it's true that I am a Florida Prepaid College Plan Believer Blogger, I am also a very loyal customer!
Yes, they all have Florida Prepaid accounts, but my husband and I wanted to doubly make sure that there would be enough funds for them to do whatever they need to do while they are earning their degrees. And the 529 Plans can be used towards graduate school, and if my kids take after me at all, they will all end up earning advanced degrees.
So today I finally sat down and I did it. They are all signed up!
So now that I have finished that task, I'm here to tell you about a super cool opportunity for you to win a $529 scholarship for your kids!
The Florida 529 Savings Plan Scholarship Program will award 10 winners a $529 Scholarship deposited into a Florida 529 Savings Plan account, that’s a FREE $529 towards your child’s college education! That's pretty sweet! And did you know that May 29 is celebrated nationwide as 529 College Savings Day.
I just love that. It's like May the Fourth Be with You! LOL. Makes me smile every single time.
Here’s the 411 on the 529:
How do you enter to win 1 of 10 Scholarships from Florida Prepaid College Plans?
It's SUPER EASY. First, go to Florida529SavingsPlanScholarship.com
There you'll get chances to earn extra entries by answering questions, learning more about saving for college and sharing on social media.
How often can you enter?
You can keep coming back to the site every day to learn more and get extra chances to win!
When does the giveaway period end? When do I have to enter by?
You can enter to WIN every day NOW through June 11, 2017.
Who can enter to WIN 1 of 10 Florida Prepaid Scholarships?
Florida residents over the age of 18.
Want to get started with a Florida Prepaid 529 Plan?
Visit Florida Prepaid College Plans online.
The Florida 529 Savings Plan lets families avoid debt by saving at their own pace for college expenses, from tuition and fees to housing and books. Your family can contribute as much and as often as desired, and accounts can be opened at any time.
There is no minimum contribution to open a Florida 529 Savings account, and there are no application fees. This makes the Florida 529 Savings Plan one of the most affordable ways for families to save for college. That means you can get started saving for your child’s future with whatever amount you choose! There is no minimum contribution! I'll tell you what I started with. I did a $100 initial contribution and then a $100 monthly contribution for EACH kid. The hardest part for me was picking how I wanted the money invested. I wanted to be safe, yet with a high return. I'm typically pretty good with my investments, so we'll see how well I did come this time next year.
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