September is College Savings Month


Not only is September back-to-school for kids in K-12, it’s also another big month for college savings too. Whether your kids are 6 months, 6 years, 16 years old — or somewhere in between — college saving is an important topic to review in September.

September is College Savings Month!

va529That’s right, back to school means one year closer to college.  So it’s not only the kids that should be hitting the books.  With tuition rising at a higher pace than housing, energy and healthcare you might be wondering how you and your kids will afford it.  Planning ahead and saving as early and often as possible are the best ways to prepare.

Today is the best time for families to sit down and learn the best options out there to save for college and increase the chances for a continued education after K-12.  The options can be overwhelming, but a popular choice for families is saving in a 529 plan which offer additional tax benefits.  Virginia is lucky to have four highly-ranked 529 programs and  is a great resource for families to learn more.

Submit your story of how you are Turning Dreams into Reality by using or saving with Virginia529 for a chance to win $2,529! Click here to learn more.

va529 allows families to focus on the value of saving for higher education and how to get started with four flexible, affordable and tax-advantaged programs!  Watch a variety of short introduction videos on each program, get registered for an upcoming webinar or talk face to face with a representative at a variety of events during the month of September to learn how and why to #startyoursavings with Virginia529.

There’s no better way to kick off another great school year and College Savings Month than to #startyoursavings with Virginia529!  All you need is $25 to open a new Virginia529 inVEST account at when you use promo code EDUCATION.

Celebrate with the Flying Squirrels and VA529 on September 1, 2013!

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Rhonda is the mother of two adult daughters and a grandmother to five wonderful grandchildren – and our only grandmother on staff. She spent 25 years in corporate healthcare managing prenatal and disease management programs. She is the Content Manager for Richmondmom and contributes her expertise as both a mom and grandmother – while sorting out the many opportunities for our valuable advertisers.

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