With the start of every new year, most of us look for ways to start fresh, setting new goals, making New Year Resolutions and looking ahead. I try to find the time to stop and sit and think to myself: How can I use this new year to improve my life? My children’s lives?
Of course, some of the same resolutions pop up every year: I’m going to eat healthier. Workout more. Learn to cook (Just kidding. That one never comes up, lol.) I’m going to find more time for myself. I’m going to do a better job at budgeting. I’m going to save more. Any of these sound familiar?
Financial goals can include anything from preparing for a new baby, to saving for a home, or working on paying off student loan bills.
UGH. That student loan debt. My student loan debt was always that giant gray cloud that followed me when I graduated. Not only was I just entering the workforce at the bottom of the ladder, I had this giant debt stalking me. Paying off my student loan debt was and always will be one of my biggest achievements. I remember clearly the day I sent that final check and the giant relief it was.
Thankfully, my son won’t have that giant gray cloud following him. We purchased a Florida Prepaid College Plan for him when he was born, and he will be able to use that when the time comes.
Did you know that there are different options for the Florida Prepaid College Plan that allows you to select from options with specific costs, payment schedules and benefits? Each option is designed to be used at a Florida College or State University, but the amount covered by the plan can also be applied to other schools nationwide. Second, there’s the Florida 529 Savings Plan that allows you to choose from our investment options and to decide just how much and how often you contribute. You can have both plans. The biggest difference between the two is that the Florida 529 Savings Plan is subject to fluctuations in the financial markets, while the Florida Prepaid College Plan is guaranteed by the State of Florida. You can enroll in a Prepaid Plan now through February 28, 2017, and there is no payment due until April 20, 2017.
For more information about how a Florida Prepaid College Plan can work for you and for your family, please be sure to visit: www.myfloridaprepaid.com
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This post was sponsored by Florida Prepaid