This post is sponsored by the Florida Prepaid College Board, through my role as a Believer Blogger. All thoughts are my own.
The biggest football game of 2018 is today! (If you’re reading this after 2/4/18, look ahead to February 3, 2019.)
Fun Bets About the Big Game
It’s inevitable. Every year, we will join our party wherever we are watching the Super Bowl, and before the game begins, the guesses will start about how long it will take for the singer to complete the National Anthem.
Betting on the length of the Super Bowl National Anthem is a big deal. People are betting this year on whether Pink will take longer than two minutes to sing the National Anthem, who will win the coin toss, and the number of tweets per second during the game. People are likely to wager upwards of $10 million on Super Bowl-related bets every year, with only 50% of those being the game’s score.
Other Big Game Numbers
Do you know about the Super Bowl indicator (SBI)? It is a comparison of the game’s results with the stock market. For 34 out of the last 40 years, it has been accurate, forecasting that an AFC team win portends a stock market downfall whereas a NFC team win (or old NFL before the NFL/AFL merger) means the market will go up.
Does the outcome of one game really affect the stock market? I don’t know. Bloomberg says “…the chance of the SBI occurring by chance is about 1 in 8,000. It’s still an unlikely occurrence, but closer to the realm of everyday events than is sometimes asserted.”
Funding College Education is Not a Game
I don’t know who is going to win tonight’s game OR the one on February 3, 2019.
I do know that no matter how long it takes Pink to sing the National Anthem or whether the stock market plummets or soars the next day, securing a child’s future with the promise of education is no game.
A Florida Prepaid plan is one of the best ways to take the guesswork and chance out of financing a child’s education.
Therefore, I want to tackle (couldn’t help myself!) a common myth and remind you of the amount of time left on the, um, “game clock.”
Recipients of Prepaid Plans Don’t Have Restricted Playing Fields
I’ve been hearing from a few people interested in investing in a Florida Prepaid plan that they are afraid students can only use them at a school in Florida.Here’s the truth, straight from the Florida Prepaid “playbook” (a/k/a their website):
While Florida Prepaid plans are designed to be used at a Florida College or State University, the plans can also be applied at other schools nationwide. Plans can be used at in-state, out-of-state, public or private schools around the country — or even the world ….. the value we pay to other schools as the same as we would have paid to a Florida school.
My daughter is using her prepaid benefits at a school in Georgia (Valdosta State), for example.
Enrollment for Florida Prepaid is in the Fourth Quarter
The clock is ticking down to enroll in Florida Prepaid. Enrollment ends February 28, 2018.
Don’t get stuck in the off-season waiting for October to roll back around.
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.
Now who’s ready for a fun post-game celebration?