The Gift Parents Want for Their Children: College Savings

84% of parents say they would welcome a contribution towards their child’s college education over a traditional gift. However, only 33% of parents have actually mentioned this idea to their family and friends. Read More

Wisdom and Insight from Our U.Fund Dreams Tour Partners

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.  Read More

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.  Read More

The Best Tools to Help You Save for College

Resources include The College Planning Tool, College Savings Estimator, College Savings Tips, Saving for College Webinar, and MEFA U.Fund 529 College Investing Plan  Read More

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

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