MEFA Blog

MEFA Blog

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.

Father reviewing paperwork with daughter
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    |
UFund Dreams Tour logo
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 Clement    |
How We Save for College: Tips from MEFA Team Members
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     |
Jar of coins for Back to School College Savings
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 Clement    |
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 Clement    |
The Best Tools to Help You Save for College
Resources include The College Planning Tool, College Savings Calculator, College Savings Tips, Saving for College Webinar, MEFA's U.Fund 529 College Investing Plan, and MEFA's U.Plan Prepaid Tuition Program…
By Lisa Rooney    |
How to Easily Transfer Your Tax Refund into Your 529
Transfer your funds by completing Form 8888 using your online tax software, listing the accounts into which you would like your refund deposited, and attaching the form to your federal income tax return. …
By Jonathan Hughes    |
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    |