Summer college savings tips

Everything’s a little more relaxed during the summer months, but that doesn’t mean you should stop saving for college. In fact, this season’s a great time to map out your… Read More

Now’s your chance to save in the U.Plan®

Have you heard of the U.Plan? It’s one of the programs in Massachusetts created to help you save for college, but it’s different than most other college savings plans. The… Read More

Are you ready for 529 Day?

529 Day is a national event celebrating saving for college and the benefits of 529 college savings plans. It always occurs on or around May 29th (5/29). Have you started… Read More

Why save in the U.Plan?

As the Director of College Savings Programs here at MEFA, I’m often asked why someone should save in the U.Plan Prepaid Tuition Program. What makes the program beneficial to families?… Read More

Money lessons: what I learned from my mother

The path each of us takes to reach our aspirations is different. The champions and loved ones who are there to guide us vary by person. But no one reaches… Read More

What types of books are best for preschoolers?

Linking Children Into Literacy: Ages 3-5 I am enjoying a cup of coffee on a snowy winter day while watching my 11-years-olds argue about whose turn it is to vacuum… Read More

Teaching my preschooler how to spend, save, and share

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… Read More

MEFA in the News

August Declared #ABLEtoSave Month

Contact: Martha Savery, Director of Public Affairs msavery@mefa.org 617.224.4813 BOSTON – Governor Charlie Baker has declared August as #ABLEtoSave Month, highlighting the importance of a new state program to assist…