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529 Roadmap For Their Future - Infants and Toddlers

No one’s journey looks the same. But everyone’s needs a start. INTRODUCTION We aren’t school counselors or pediatricians or deans of Ivy League institutions. We don’t have degrees in early childhood development or child psychology.   But we’ve changed diapers at three in the morning and inspected cl...

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Important FAFSA Deadlines

Did you know the deadline to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, for the 2019 to 2020 school year is June 30, 2020. If you're attending college now or in the future, there's a good chance you will need some form of financial aid to afford its expense. Fortunately, the FAFS...

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Understanding Generation Z for Teachers

Every child born from 1997 onwards is considered to be part of Generation Z or Gen Z. Born right after the Millennials, which are considered Generation Y, this Z generation is characterized by increased utilization of smart devices, weekly TV usage, and daily, lengthy visits on top social media we...

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Study Shows One in Five Know Purpose of a 529

National 529 Campaign Aims to Reach Broader Range of Families   WASHINGTON, D.C. – One-third of Americans have heard of 529 college savings plans but only one in five know what the plans are for. That’s according to a survey released by the College Savings Plans Network ahead of 529 Day, which found...

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Gen Zs Focus on Career Paths and Cost Savings in Pursuit of Higher Ed

Survey by College Savings Foundation   High school students realize saving is key to funding higher education Today’s high school students are career-focused and cost-conscious about their decisions to choose and fund higher education, according to the findings of The College Savings Foundation’s (C...

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The Best Guide to Facebook Usage during a Job Search for Every Student

It’s no secret that social media is deeply rooted in every aspect of our lives by now. Almost everybody that has access to it no matter the age, nationality, or social status posts a big section of their lives on social platforms. The usage of social media revolutionized job searching and checking o...

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Gift of College Joins March Forth in Addressing Student Debt

(Phoenix, March 4, 2019) – Gift of College, Inc. (GiftofCollege.com) is joining a national effort to take on the student debt problem in a national campaign launching March 4. The aim of the campaign , led by the 529 College Savings Plans Network, is to limit college debt for new generations by hel...

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Affordable Health Insurance for College Students

If you are off to college, you have many options for getting health insurance coverage. You may think that there are few health insurance options for college students. The fact is that students have many choices when covering their healthcare needs. Here is what you need to know about the five most ...

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Gift of College Gift Cards land in 3000+ Retail Stores in time for Holiday Shopping

Gift of College, Inc. (GiftofCollege.com), the country’s fastest growing college savings gifting platform, announced the launch of its Gift of College gift cards at select retail stores.  Just in time for holiday shopping and available year-round thereafter, shoppers will be able to purchase a sure-...

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The Myriad of Benefits that Higher Education Provides

Will you go to college? That’s the most common question that high-school students get. Before they even graduate from high school, they have to make the big decision and they have to be absolutely confident in their choice.  The pressure is huge and it’s not easy to handle.  On one side, you have li...

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Giving and Receiving College Savings Gift Cards

Preparing for the holidays is about carefully deciding how much to budget for each individual on your list as well as making sure everyone feels good about what they are both giving and receiving. Instead of buying a toy that may soon be broken or clothes they will eventually outgrow, contributions ...

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How to Manage Time As a Working Student?

As if college itself wasn’t hard enough, there’s plenty of students who need to work in addition to studying. The expenses are great and many of you simply don’t have a choice but to work in order to cover them. Depending on the type of job you’re doing, time management could surface as a problem. H...

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Tips & Tools to Stay Organized While Getting Ready for College

Many people look back on their college years as the best of their lives. After making it through primary school and graduating with a high school diploma, college is when a teenager becomes an adult, learning self-sufficiency and independence while gaining the knowledge and skills necessary for the ...

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Subtle Signs Your Child Has Problems at School

Whether we look at school, sports, or other extracurricular activities, “fitting in” plays an important role in any child’s life. Have you ever opened up this subject within your home? Asking your child how he or she feels among other people/in groups is essential. Even a slight discomfort in their ...

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How Can Students Improve their Focus?

The age of ubiquitous connectivity has also been called ‘the age of loss of focus’, with digital tools often forming a big a distraction as they are a tool in research and organization. According to Daniel Goleman, a psychologist and author of Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence , “The real mess...

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5 Money-Saving Apps To Download Before You Head Back To School

Before you return to campus, you might be staring at a to-do list that looks something like this: Pick a federal or private student loan , wrap up your summer work, and pack up your car. But you should add one more item to the list: Download money-saving apps. The following five apps will help you ...

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Things to Know Before Choosing a College

As a soon to be high school graduate, deciding where to go to college is a difficult decision. There are a lot of factors that go into making the choice of what school is the best for you and your future. We’ve put together a quick rundown of the basic questions you should ask yourself when deciding...

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GiftofCollege.com Prepares for Expanded Retail Footprint this Fall

GiftofCollege.com Prepares for Expanded Retail Footprint this Fall Adds board member, key staff, and national 529 partner (Phoenix, August 15, 2018) - Gift of College, Inc. ( GiftofCollege.com ) announces the appointment of a new member of its board as well as two additional senior management staff....

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The 411 on 529's

what is a 529? A savings account for college expenses that grows tax free. why should you care about having a 529? College is expensive and kids grow up fast. Every dollar saved is more than a dollar that you won’t have to borrow for college costs. A child is 6x more likely to attend college knowing...

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5 Ways To Tame Your Back-To-School Spending

Every new school year brings with it trips to the mall, your favorite big-box retailer, or e-commerce sites. It's a time to splurge before you're stuck in the classroom. But if you're looking to tame your back-to-school spending this year, consider these five steps. 1. Make a list — and check it twi...

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