This post is sponsored by the Florida Prepaid College Board, through my role as a Believer Blogger. All thoughts are my own.
How Important is it to be Trendy?
I was in a conversation online recently with a friend who mentioned the term “trend adjacent.” I am always interested in new terminology; this was no exception. A fashion world reference, explained in this blog with, “Designers looking to find their place in the market must know whether they intend to be on-trend, trend-adjacent, of off-trend altogether.”
It is tempting to want to be on-trend, for sure. It’s also tempting (I would think) for grandparents and others to want to help the children in their lives keep up with trends so they fit in with their peers.
Trends, however, come and go.
The value of a college education lasts forever.
It’s Trendy to Give Children the Security of an Education
The value of an education will, I promise, last longer than bell bottoms, jelly shoes or Farrah Fawcett hair.
Florida Prepaid plans lock in tomorrow’s tuition for less with guaranteed plans starting at $47 per month. I am so grateful that my parents purchased prepaid plans for my children when they were infants; it has taken away much of the stress of helping pay for their college educations (especially with two in college at the same time).
What if My Kid Decides Another State is Trendier than Florida?
One misconception I have heard throughout my time as a Believer Blogger is that a child has to remain a Florida resident to retain the Florida Prepaid benefits.
If a Florida Prepaid beneficiary moves out of Florida after purchasing a Prepaid Plan, the child will still be billed at in-state tuition rates when using their plan at a Florida college or state university.
The “Resist Trendy” Clock is Winding Down!
Open enrollment for Florida Prepaid ends February 28, 2018.
Don’t be “last year’s style,” banished to the clearance rack of life planning. Invest in a child’s education today and you won’t ever have to worry about a poor fit or busted seam.
Learn more from this webinar held Tuesday, February 20, from 12-12:45 p.m. ET. The Florida Prepaid team and Florida Prepaid advocate Cristy Clavijo-Kish discussed how families have been using Florida Prepaid for over 25 years to send their children to college. Get a firsthand perspective on how to get started and how saving early can make a difference in your child’s future success.
If you have questions, visit the program’s FAQ page.
If you’re ready to enroll, click here, then save 50% off your enrollment fee ($25 off of $50) by using my special code, GREEN1718.
Your kid is bound to look at least trend-adjacent (I’m betting even trendy!) in a t-shirt representing their university once they enroll under a Florida Prepaid plan. It’ll be a much more comfortable fit than crushing debt.
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Is this only for Florida? I have never heard of this. What a great way to invest in your kids future! #thoughtfulthursdays
Paula Kiger (Big Green Pen) says
Hi! Thank you so much for stopping by. This particular plan is for children who reside in Florida. Many states have similar plans, and 529 plans (which are structured a bit differently) are mostly independent of residency. This site has resources, especially for 529 plans. I am happy to look up specific info about prepaid options in your state if that would help firstname.lastname@example.org :-).