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.

Family in kitchen saving money for college
Tips include removing a monthly charge, creating a matching agreement with your child, selling items, having a garage sale, getting paid to take surveys, selling clothes at consignment stores, reducing your phone bill, and using websites that provide rebates. …
By Meredith Clement    |
How Much Should You Save for College?
Tips include covering expenses, keeping up with debt payments, saving up an emergency fund, taking advantage of retirement matching, and determining the future cost of school. …
By Meredith Clement    |
My Planning for College Checklist
Items include knowing the number of years until each of your children start college, talking about college a lot, and stressing that college is an honor and an investment. …
By Penelope Hauck    |
By Meredith Clement    |
By Meredith Clement    |
How to Keep That Saving for College Resolution
Tips include getting started, making it convenient, telling others, and monitoring plans. …
By Julie Shields-Rutyna    |
Father and son learning about Tax-Deferred College Savings Plans
Tax deferred allows the investment to grow faster and be worth more than any investment on which taxes are paid on the earnings throughout its growth. …
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College Planning: It's Never Too Early
A MEFA presenter shares why families often wish they started planning for college earlier and how it's never too early to start saving for college. …
By Julie Shields-Rutyna    |
Turning Tax Refunds into College Savings
Families who save for college are generally better equipped to navigate financial aid, will not have their financial aid affected much by their savings, and will have to borrow less for college. …
By Jonathan Hughes    |