Summer Adventure Expo: Over 40 Summer Camps for your Kids


If you haven’t been to the RFM Summer Adventure Expo held at Peak Experiences yet, you really don’t want to miss it this time around! More than 40 summer camps from the Richmond area and beyond are gearing up to provide area families with all the information they need to plan their kids’ activities this […]

Back to School and Soon to College


Moms, it’s September. That usually brings two emotions. For parents of older kids, it’s joy that school has started. Those with new kindergarteners, however, may feel sadness, even nostalgia, for the baby you once rocked to sleep who is growing up. Fast forward (I know this is painful) and imagine your child with a high […]

Virginia 529 Kids Run

This one-mile event for kids ages 5-12 features all of the excitement of the 10k. They’ll kick off the morning by warming up with music and mingling with some local mascots until the start gun goes off. After racing their little hearts out, they’ll finish to the roar of a crowd through the same chute […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

VA529 Year End Contributions and Important Reminders


Here’s an important reminder from VA529 about Year-End Contributions. 2012 Year End End of Year Contributions Cash contributions will be accepted until noon Monday, December 31, 2012 and applied to accounts as a 2012 contribution. Non-Cash contributions (e.g., checks and money orders) will be accepted until 3:00 p.m., Monday, December 31, 2012 and applied to accounts as […]

September is College Savings Month: VA529 Makes Saving Easier

Editor’s Note: Save the fee using your Savvy Saver Discount and start an account today! September is College Savings Month and VA529 has some great opportunities to save. With four unique programs, there is something for every type of savings strategy and style. Wondering why you should start saving now? Here are 4 great reasons: […]

Fall Festivals and Family Fun All Season

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Apple festivals, wine festivals, kids’ festivals, seafood festivals, BBQ festivals, brunswick stew festivals, Halloween festivals, art festivals, Thanksgiving festivals….. Richmond and the entire Commonwealth of Virginia love to celebrate fall with festivals galore – and we’ve got the most comprehensive list of area festivals for 2012 right here on Check out our listing and […]