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.

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    |
Should You Open a U.Plan or U.Fund?
We interview the Director of College Planning at MEFA to learn the benefits of opening both a U.Plan and U.Fund, including why she chose to open both accounts, why someone might lean towards one account over another, and what advice she would give to families now. …
By Lauren Patten    |
By Shaun Connolly    |
By Meredith Clement    |
My son loves money. Well, he loves coins. He's three years old. He loves coins for the same reason Mr. Magoo does in Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol: because coins make such a lovely sound when they jingle.…
By Jonathan Hughes    |
Saving for college is always a good idea. But now there's an opportunity to benefit even more from setting aside funds to pay for your son or daughter's higher education costs.…
By Meredith Clement    |
Man using laptop to learn about the U.Plan and U>Fund
If you have a U.Plan Prepaid Tuition Program or a U.Fund College Investing Plan, get the details on how to access your savings.…
By Meredith Clement    |
We're excited to invite you to our U.Fund Summer Dreams Tour, an interactive and educational experience for you and your child.…
By Meredith Clement    |