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  • October 4, 2019
    Path to College

    Teacher of the Year offers advice to parents

    Becoming Florida’s Teacher of the Year was never on his radar. In fact, Dr. Dakeyan Chá Dré Graham had big plans to become an anesthesiologist and was concluding his major in microbiology at the University of Florida when he had a change of heart. “My high school band director had said, ‘No, you’re not going to […]

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  • August 20, 2019
    Lifelong Learning

    Celebrating the best teachers in Florida

    If you’re among the many parents who recently saw their children off for the first day of the new school year, you totally get how important teachers are. After all, for the next nine months, they’re with our children for eight hours a day – charged with growing their minds and building them up academically. […]

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  • July 8, 2019
    Lifelong Learning

    Gender gap in college savings? Studies say it exists

    It’s hard to believe this is still the case in 2019, but studies confirm that parents are saving more for their sons than for their daughters for higher education. A Wall Street Journal article examined the results of two financial-industry polls conducted in 2017. According to the article, one study by T. Rowe Price looked […]

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  • July 8, 2019
    Path to College

    Preparing for Back to School? Five tips for parents

    As we hit the halfway point of summer break and thoughts turn to “back to school,” how are your kids feeling about that? True excitement is pretty rare (and if so, lucky you!). But mixed emotions are a happy medium: Kids may dislike their free time ending and homework returning, but begrudgingly admit to looking […]

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  • June 14, 2019
    Lifelong Learning

    Need some parenting encouragement? Read this.

    Why are we so hard on ourselves as parents? Perhaps it’s because we sense the sheer enormity of raising a human being from infancy to adulthood. We feel like our children arrive to us like lumps of clay, and it’s up to us to sculpt the next masterpiece. We look around to see how other […]

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  • May 28, 2019
    Financial Literacy

    May 29 is 529 Day: Do you know what that means?

    Do you know what a 529 is? If you do, you’re ahead of most Americans, according to a recent study by the College Savings Plans Network. One-third of Americans have heard of 529 college savings plans — but only one in five actually know what the plans are for. We are more than happy to […]

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  • April 30, 2019 Smiling Family and their Dog
    Saving for College

    Five often overlooked reasons to buy Florida Prepaid!

    Open enrollment ends on April 30, and if you’re reading this you must still be on the fence. Maybe these five considerations will tip you in the right direction! More than 1 million Prepaid Plans have been sold in 30 years. It’s guaranteed by the state of Florida. We’re big believers in 529 Savings and Investment […]

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  • April 24, 2019
  • April 16, 2019 Happy college graduate hugging her father
    Path to College

    10 amazing reasons to go to college in Florida!

    You probably already know countless reasons why it’s amazing to go to college in Florida. There’s everything about the Florida lifestyle: our gorgeous weather, the natural beauty of our beaches and springs, the thrills at our world-renowned theme parks. Or maybe you’re thinking more practically about the career opportunities that await after you graduate—Kiplinger ranked […]

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  • April 8, 2019