The coming of a new year often helps us take stock of where we are and where we want to be. We can make New Year’s resolutions but in order to actually achieve those goals, we need to take some action. The topic of college planning and savings is something that many parents think about but they don’t always know how to get started. That is why I am happy to partner with COUNTRY Financial who has local representatives to help you take simple steps to get started saving for college.
As part of your New Year’s Resolution, consider investing in your children’s college education plan.
There is not doubt that the cost of college education is getting more and more expensive. As a parent, I know it can be an overwhelming to think about just how much their college education will end up costing us. I know many parents are forced to work extra jobs or sacrifice some comforts such as vacations to pay for college. I don’t want that to be me and I know the earlier I start saving for college, the better.
I love this quote from Colin Powell, “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” It is the same thing with saving for college. It doesn’t happen by magic. You have to create a plan to save for college.
Paying for college is so much easier if planning and saving is started early. A little bit over a long period of time can really add up! Plus there are some great education funding options available to help make it a lot easier to plan for education expenses. Saving for college early is a good way to avoid difficulties in the future. If it feels daunting to get started, a local COUNTRY Financial representative can help you take a look at the options and create a personal plan that is right for your family. Just visit countryfinancial.com/simplesteps to get started.
Don’t loose sleep!
When you are ready to start saving for college, COUNTRY Financial is ready to help you to #TakeSimpleSteps. What are your dreams and aspirations for your children?