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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.

Saving for College in Uncertain Times
We explain why it is still important to save for college if you have the ability to do so, how the market has reacted in the past to similar situations, and other ways to save for college that are not subject to market fluctuation. …
By Jonathan Hughes    |
Our Best Blogs of 2019 by Category
Categories include Saving for College, Planning for College, College Admissions, Financial Aid, Scholarships, Paying for College, and College Life.…
By Meredith Barnhart    |
84% of parents say they would welcome a contribution towards their child's college education over a traditional gift. However, only 33% of parents have actually mentioned this idea to their family and friends.…
By Lisa Rooney    |
Tips from our partners include creative ideas that can help your child earn money, gardening tips, ideas on how to save during back-to-school season, tips on encouraging college gifting from family and friends, and inexpensive ways to spend time with family. …
By Meredith Barnhart    |
Tips include using a college savings account, starting small, involving your children in the process, taking advantage of gifting, setting up automatic deposits, and diversifying your investments. …
By MEFA     |
By Lisa Rooney    |
Tips include using daycare money, getting your child involved, selling Halloween costumes, encouraging college gifting, planning meals, having a yard sale, and selling gift cards. …
By Meredith Barnhart    |
Roadmap For Their Future features tips including asking "What do you want to be when you grow up?" at different ages, starting a "What I Want To Be" book, creating an achievement board to celebrate areas of success, taking children to college events, and teaching your child about budgeting.…
By Julie Shields-Rutyna    |
A mother reflects on how attending a college graduation brought up college planning considerations for her children, including visiting a college campus, thinking about finances, talking about career plans, and considering school location and distance. …
By Penelope Hauck    |
A recent survey asked Generation Z how they plan to pay for college, including topics such as considering cost, career plans, family conversations, saving for college, and borrowing wisely. …
By Meredith Barnhart    |
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