Talking to My 9th Grader About Saving for College

A mother of three discusses when she started saving for college, expecting her children to contribute toward college costs, talking to her children about helping save for college, and tips to help families save.  Read More

The U.Fund Dreams Tour: Teaching Families to Save for College

The Assistant Manager of the U.Fund Dreams Tour shares what’s on the mind of parents and children as they experience the tour, the reactions he gets from families, and his college savings advice.  Read More

The U.Fund Dreams Tour & College Gifting

A member of the tour discusses what it’s like talking with parents about planning and saving for college, how kids react when they approach the U.Fund Dreams Tour tent, and what it means to be involved in the stewardship of helping families create a plan to save for college.  Read More

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.  Read More

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.  Read More

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.  Read More

How 2 newborns are helping me grow up

Saving money has not always been my strong suit. In college I would immediately spend what little money I earned from my work-study job. My first job after graduating, I… Read More

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Saving for College: MEFA Can Help Families Keep that Resolution

Contact: Lisa Rooney Public Relations Manager lrooney@mefa.org (617) 224-4838 BOSTON – When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, an estimated 80 percent of individuals fail to keep them by February….

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