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Keep up to date with the latest news about planning and financing a college education and preparing for your financial future, from experts here at MEFA and across the industry. Browse through our blog and use it as your very own college planning guide.

Tips include making a profit from your clutter, meal prepping, staying home more often, unsubscribing from retail emails, and claiming receipts for cash back. …
By Lisa Rooney    |
Mother and daughter sitting on stairs talking about saving for college
A mother of three discusses when she started saving for college, expecting her children to contribute toward college costs, talking to her children about helping save for college, and tips to help families save. …
By Meredith Clement    |
College Savings: How to Set It and Forget It
A new mother shares why she signed up for automatic monthly deposits into her U.Fund account, and teaches you how to do it too by adding your bank account information to your U.Fund, setting up automatic transfers, and determining the amount and transfer date. …
By Lisa Rooney    |
The Assistant Manager of the U.Fund Dreams Tour shares what’s on the mind of parents and children as they experience the tour, the reactions he gets from families, and his college savings advice. …
By Penelope Hauck    |
By Lisa Rooney    |
We speak with the Justice League's co-creator and incoming director about what they teach the kids, what a typical day looks like, how college resonates with the students, and how they got involved with SoarMA. …
By Jonathan Hughes    |
A member of the tour discusses what it's like talking with parents about planning and saving for college, how kids react when they approach the U.Fund Dreams Tour tent, and what it means to be involved in the stewardship of helping families create a plan to save for college. …
By Penelope Hauck    |
Catching Up With the U.Fund Dreams Tour
Hear about Tia's favorite stop, her most interesting question, the overall experience of families at the tent, and words of wisdom for parents on saving for college…
By Penelope Hauck    |
A Pinterest-Worthy Children's Gift Idea
A mother shares her experience of planning her sons first birthday and how she decided to set up a gifting page for her son's U.Fund 529 College Investing Plan so that friends and family could contribute online and know the money would go directly into a college fund. …
By Lisa Rooney    |
How to Set Up Online 529 Gifting in 4 Easy Steps!
Steps including logging into Fidelity.com, signing up for College Gifting, uploading a greeting, photo, and display name for your child, and sharing the link with friends and family for direct access to the gifting page. …
By Lisa Rooney    |
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