This post is sponsored by the Florida Prepaid College Board, through my role as a Believer Blogger. However, All thoughts are my own.
As I begin wrapping gifts for loved ones, I think about the money and time spent picking out that perfect gift. While I try not to, my mind then drifts to thinking about whether or not they will even like the git and how long they will find it useful before it gets donated or thrown away. Unfortunately, some of the gifts we give the children only provide temporary happiness. It’s a sad reality but that isn’t always the case, not if you give them the gift of education.
Not only is it great for the kiddos but it also serves as a gift for the parents as well. As a parent who hopes their kids go to college without the means of making that happen without assistance, I know what a blessing it would be to know that a plan is in place to help that dream become a reality. After chatting with some of the moms I know, they agree.
Actually, I loved hearing their stories and their reasons as to why the gift of education would mean so much to them. Here’s what they had to say…
“As a parent (and I’m only 4 years in) I worry about his future and the high cost of higher education. As nice as it is to fill a current desire with a toy he will only play with for a few weeks, investing in his future is a lot more important. It also shows me that you desire as great a future for him as I do. I have a mountain of student loan debt so we are doing our best to prepare for college so he will not have to leave college in debt. Having a family member give such a gift is not required but sure shows me that they are vested in his future.” – M.
“My parents did Florida pre-paid for both my sister and me and I was so grateful for it! Between that and bright futures scholarship, I didn’t pay any tuition and actually had money deposited to my bank account each semester that I used for other expenses…” – L.
“I am all about it…coming from a poor family who couldn’t afford college, my only choice was my parents working two jobs to help me through college…All three of my kids have it. I prefer because it locks in the rate of college today. College will quadruple by the time our kids go to school. My daughter’s college is paid for which is a huge burden of our back and we are soooooooo grateful.” – A.
“We would love it. I am still paying for my college since my parents literally had $30 to give me 😕. We have talked about doing it for our kids, but on one income it can be pricey.” – T.
This holiday season, give a child in your life!!! For more details or to get started, visit the Florida Prepaid College website.
****Be sure to use the promo code BLOG1516 to receive a gift from Florida Prepaid!
**Open Enrollment has started and will end on Feb. 29, 2016.