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  • January 9, 2023 girl outside on a slide

    Have Fun, Spend Less: Kickstart 2023 Creatively

    The holiday season can certainly be fun and magical, but let’s be honest, December is a month that can be hard on a family’s budget. Even if you set ground rules, chances are your spending exceeded some of your best intentions. Bottom line? All that hustle and bustle can take a toll, making January the […]

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  • December 9, 2022 Family using piggy bank to save

    Review and Reboot: Level Up Your Saving in 2023

    As the year winds down, it’s not only natural but beneficial to look behind you and reminisce about what took place. Maybe you ran that half-marathon or finally planted that garden. Maybe you didn’t. Maybe it was a 5K, and you managed to keep your one houseplant alive. Either way, there will be areas where […]

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  • November 14, 2022 child opening gift

    Think Outside the (Gift) Box: Unique Holiday Experiences for Kids

    The holiday season has arrived, and chances are, your kids already have a long list of gift ideas. And who can blame them? Gifts rock! At the same time, this year’s persistent inflation is likely adding even more stress to your annual gift anxiety. Like most parents, you want to make your children’s holiday as […]

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  • November 4, 2022

    ‘Tis the Season for College Savings Gratitude

    There is plenty of research to show that gratitude has the power to increase happiness and lower rates of depression and stress. As the holidays approach, Thanksgiving in particular, the conundrum is often that along with the joys of the season come the stresses: family relationships, longer to-do lists, cooking expectations, busier social calendars, and […]

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    Path to College

    Campus Spotlight: Florida School of the Arts

    Editor’s note: Florida’s colleges and universities offer a diverse array of high-value, high-quality educational opportunities, including some you may never have heard about. We will shine a light on these in our occasional “Campus Spotlight” series. At Florida School of the Arts, nurturing student creativity is never a bother or half-hearted afterthought. It’s the mission. […]

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  • September 14, 2022
  • September 2, 2022
    Saving for College

    Prime Time for a 529: College Savings Basics

    Once upon a time, you learned your ABCs. It’s easy to say them now, but it probably wasn’t when you were little bitty. After all, everything is challenging when it’s unfamiliar. It’s like that with college savings: It can feel intimidating to begin, but once you do you, you’ll look back and say, “That was […]

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  • August 8, 2022 Student working to pay for school
    Saving for College

    Florida Bright Futures Changes a Win for Working Students

    High school can be a challenging juggle for go-getter students who are trying to balance their academic goals with extracurricular activities, career and work experience, and personal time. But the new school year brings good news for students hoping to qualify for the merit-based Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program, which can help cover Florida college […]

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  • August 8, 2022 Volunteers planting some trees
    Path to College

    Which extracurriculars are right for your child?

    Back-to-school season is a natural time to re-evaluate your kids’ extracurricular activities: which ones to add, which ones to continue, and which to drop. With so many options, how should you and your child choose? We decided to tackle this tough question with the tried-and-true “5 Ws and 1 H.” What? What kinds of extracurriculars […]

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