Free Family Fun at RIR’s Virginia529 Kids Zone: September 6-7


FREE FAMILY FUN AVAILABLE AT RIR’S VIRGINIA529 KIDS ZONE THIS WEEKEND Includes Activities Powered by NASA, Science Museum and State Fair September 6-7, 2013 RICHMOND — September 4, 2013 — Families attending this weekend’s Virginia529 Kids Zone at Richmond International Raceway (RIR) may rub elbows with two big names from racing and from space. NASA […]

NASCAR Nationwide Race

NASCAR Nationwide Race on Friday, September 6 and watch the launch of NASA’s LADEE mission to the moon. One of the best values in NASCAR is short track racing “under the lights” on a Friday night at Richmond. The Virginia 529 College Savings 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race pits young up-and-comers, as well as wily veterans […]

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! That’s right, back to school […]

College Student Debt: What to Expect


If you’re wondering how much it will cost to send your child(ren) to college in the future, you’re not alone. You can find answers to many of your questions below. Author:  Graphic and article provided courtesy of Marcelo De Vivo After the standardized tests, essays and applications are done, comes the waiting for the acceptance […]

Children’s Museum Announces College Tuition Raffle – Eight Semesters prePAID!

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Richmond, VA (May 20, 2013) – The Children’s Museum of Richmond announced today that it plans to raffle four years of college tuition.  Tickets will be available starting May 29 with the winner drawn on June 30 receiving an eight semester Tier I Virginia529 prePAID tuition contract.  Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Children’s Museum’s free and reduced price admission […]

Calendar of Events: May 13 – 19, 2013


Please visit websites or call to confirm dates and times of events – they may change after posting here. Have an event to add to our calendar? Email us at! Don’t forget to check your Savvy Saver card for great savings at many local events and activities for kids and adults. Don’t have a card? […]

Virginia529 Plans Events for National College Savings Day in May


An increasing number of parents are saving to fund their children’s college costs, according to the College Savings Foundation’s sixth annual State of College Savings survey. In addition,the use of tax-advantaged 529 college savings plans is growing. However, much work remains to be done, with the survey also finding two-thirds of parents expect their children […]

Save for College and Save the Planet with VA529. Who Knew?


Monday April 22nd is Earth Day so THINK GREEN! Did you know you can save for college AND save the planet using the Socially Targeted Investment Portfolio available through VA529 inVEST, not to mention the awesome tax advantages? American investors are increasingly seeking investment choices that complement their environmental and social consciences. According to the latest Report on […]

This Week: March 25 – 31, 2013


Have an event to add to our calendar? Email us at! Be sure to register to win family 5-pack of tickets to the Raise the Roof interactive exhibit at the Science Museum of Virginia. And don’t miss our list of Richmond runs, walks, and more – 5k, 1k, and more. We also have a listing of Spring Break camps and events […]

Hurry: Time is Running Out for Virginia529 prePaid Program


Virginia529 prePAIDSM Prepay your cost of future college tuition, today Open December 1, 2012 – March 31, 2013 UPDATE: APRIL 1, 2013 – DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 5, 2013 Time is running out so hurry and take advantage of Virginia529 prePaid program! Be sure and use your Savvy Saver card to waive the registration fee. […]