Starting IS Believing, but FINISHING is Achieving

Place this one in the “you had one job” files …

Wayne asked me to pick up several items for dinner, and sent this list:

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I dutifully picked up the items I saw on the list, rechecking it several times, before picking my son up from an event and returning home. Several hours later, Wayne, who had been out, called before returning home to say “let’s go over the ingredients one more time” before he made the pasta recipe he had planned.

Him: “Did you get the butter?”

Me: The butter? That wasn’t on the list.

Him: I’m pretty sure I put it on the list.

Me (after glancing at the list): Oh no, it was on the list.

Fortunately, he had an opportunity to pick up the butter at the last moment, saving our menu from missing a critical ingredient (hooray!)

Sometimes, there are things on our lists that we have inadvertently neglected to do, and we are able to save check those things off before losing the opportunity.

There’s Another “Last Chance” Looming

I have been fortunate to be a Believer Blogger for Florida Prepaid for the past two years. During this open enrollment period, we’ve discussed expanding possibilities, turning dreams into realities, and the power of a Prepaid plan. Open enrollment ends February 29, so if you have been considering signing up for a Florida Prepaid plan for your child or a child you care about, it truly is time to check this task off the list.

Do You Still Have Concerns?

I know that your decisions about your family’s finances are personal and challenging. If you’re anything like us, you are juggling the expenses of necessities while trying to squeeze in some wants that make everyone happy!

I also know that it is easy for myths and misconceptions to exist about a program like Florida Prepaid. For example, many Floridians think it is not possible to use a prepaid plan at an out-of-state or private college. Fortunately, that’s not true.

Although prepaid plans are designed to be used at Florida Colleges or State Universities, the value of the plans can be used at other schools nationwide. Whether you pick a public, private, in-state or out-of-state school, the program pays the same as they would pay a Florida School. Our family is proof, because Tenley has used Florida Prepaid at Valdosta State University in Georgia!

Checking Prepaid Off the List

Ready to take action? Here’s what you need to know!

To learn more, click here or call 1.800.552.GRAD (4723)! If you purchase a plan, please provide the code BLOG1516 to receive a special gift.

As I mentioned, enrollment ends on February 29, 2016, and my fellow Believer Bloggers like Working Mom Magic,  Raising Whasians, Mindy’s Fitness Journey, and I are eager to make sure as many children in Florida as possible can benefit from the current low prices and the variety of options available.

To sweeten the pot, I am offering a $10 gift card to Amazon, Starbucks, or Target (winner’s choice) to one of my readers who helps get the word out! The winner also gets a bonus green pen imbued with all kinds of optimistic mojo :-).

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ps: dinner (WITH the butter) turned out great! Phew!

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This post is sponsored by the Florida Prepaid College Board, through my role as a Believer Blogger. All thoughts are my own.

59 thoughts on “Starting IS Believing, but FINISHING is Achieving

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  2. I’m looking at the Florida 529 Savings Plan, and am impressed with the variety of options available in terms of both portfolios and funds. I think that this is laid out rather clearly, so that both students and their families can be well-informed before the college years.

    • I do too. Having a child (or children) in college is stressful enough; knowing so much of the expense is taken care of is a huge gift!

  3. I am not a Floridian so let me know if I’m automatically DQ’d. Anyway, it’s The Florida 529 Savings Plan that appeals.

  4. My oldest is heading off to college in New York in the fall. We live in Pennsylvania though so this wouldn’t have helped us. They sound like a great option for Florida families.

  5. I thinkt he 4 year University Plan is the best. Mom did it for me, and I am SO grateful! I am a Gator grad, so maybe my kid will, too:) If not, there’s other options you can do with it, which I like.

    • Yep It’s a good one (and I think every state has a 529 option but I would have to double check!). Full disclosure: we started 529s for both of our children but ended up stopping our investments to them when my husband was unemployed for several years. In retrospect (as I have needed to shell out for books and other expenses), I have wished I had maintained the discipline to keep them up!

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