What a busy day today was. I felt like I was running in 30 directions and the last direction I hit was MOPS. Talk about some much needed mommy time. It really is some of my favorite time of the week because I get to go have adult conversations. To start of the month we always have a guest speaker come talk to us and today’s speaker really hit home. For some the thought IRA’s, mutual funds, retirement funds and college savings accounts are to much to handle, but for me I LOVE LOVE LOVE knowing that I am preparing myself and my children for a smoother (as possible right?) financial future.
One of my biggest worries is that my kids will want to head off to college (the expected average cost of four years when they are 18 is over $150,000!) and leave college with a mountain of debt. I mean who wants to be heading out the door of college and be saddled with $150,000 in debt with no job. Cory and I have been preparing for this since the boys were born. Companies like GradSave are making this planning easier and allowing everyone you know to contribute to their college accounts. With Christmas right around the corner this couldn’t be happening at a better time. I mean would you prefer another $20 transformer from the grandparents or perhaps a contribution to their college accounts. It doesn’t have to be a huge amount but if you start early those funds add up. I mean even just 10 a month for 18 years will start your kids off with over $2,000 in their college fund and that is if nobody else is contributing. It’s a great place to put all those goodies from grandma and grandpa.
Your family can feel great knowing they have given the gift of a a college education with a GradSave Gift Card! The most meaningful gift you can ever give… GradSave’s college savings gift card is an investment that will grow with the child and help ensure an financially secure college education. In just three simple steps you can help a child look forward to a future that includes the advantage of higher education. And your gift can be used in conjunction with any savings plan, any 529 account and even with state “pre-paid” plans.
If you are not ready for a GradSave gift card that doesn’t mean you don’t want to enter to win a $10,000 scholarship from GradSave. Enter your name today and feel good knowing that you are taking the steps to provide for your kids future education. It’s a huge step in the right direction and you will feel good about the decision, I know I do and today’s speaker confirmed it.