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  • June 16, 2020
    Path to College

    All the quirky reasons we love our dads

      Here are a few things we learned watching this video: When it comes to dads, kids value the little things. Honesty really is the best policy, because these answers are adorable. Time is never wasted if it’s spent together. Florida Prepaid kids really love their dads! In 2017, 2 million American households were led […]

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  • May 11, 2020 Volunteers planting some trees
    Lifelong Learning

    Non-academic activities that grow kids’ minds + hearts

    With distance learning in effect and most summer camps canceled, parents are settling into the idea of a loooong summer. The hot months ahead may be bereft of epic vacations and the usual robust enrichment, but the quieter pacing can allow room for other fulfilling opportunities, if you think creatively and breathe into the moments. […]

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  • April 17, 2020
    Press Release

    School Refund Headed Your Way?

    If your student was unable to finish his/her college semester on campus due to the impacts of COVID-19, you might be receiving a refund for dormitory, meal plan, or other expenses from the school.  Please check with your student’s school to learn how the institution will be handling any potential refund of qualified higher education […]

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  • April 17, 2020
    Lifelong Learning

    Tips for “homeschooling” from a school principal

    It’s one thing to choose to homeschool your children. It’s another to have it thrust upon you with no warning, while also suddenly trying to work from home, with no hope of field trips or library runs as a release valve. As wise folks have been realizing, this isn’t home schooling. It’s crisis schooling. That […]

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  • March 26, 2020
    Financial Literacy

    Saving for College in Uncertain Times

    These are pretty unusual times, are they not? For many of us, our kids are underfoot as we are suddenly attempting to work from home. With students out of school for weeks and possibly longer, we’re valuing their education anew as we contemplate how to homeschool (or at least not have them spend the entire […]

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  • March 10, 2020 teens volunteering to plat a shrub
    Financial Literacy

    How Volunteer Connect can help you with Bright Futures

    Maybe you’re hoping to instill a love of community service in your little one. Or maybe you want your big one to conquer the volunteer (service) hours required for a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship. No matter your reason, if you’re looking for the right volunteer opportunity, Florida has a new, easy way for you to […]

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  • February 13, 2020 Father spending time with his son at home
    Lifelong Learning

    Discover your child’s love language

    You’ve probably heard of the five love languages and may even have a sense of what yours is. It might even color your approach to college savings. But have you ever realized that your children also naturally prefer certain expressions of your love? Gary Chapman first wrote about this concept and revised it for children […]

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  • February 5, 2020 Family reading a book together
    Saving for College

    Does purchasing Prepaid make sense at every age?

    At Florida Prepaid, you hear us talk a lot about how important it is to save EARLY for college. The longer the runway, the lower your payments. But is it also a wise choice to save for an older child approaching or already in high school? Certified financial planner Sean Moore, president of SMART College […]

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  • January 7, 2020 Child saving money for college
    Saving for College

    You can save for college and retirement. Here’s how.

    You’re probably familiar with the financial advice that it’s more important to save for retirement than for your children’s college. And you know what? We agree that retirement savings are high priority. However, we also believe that saving for college sets expectations for your children that they can and will attend college. We’re dedicated to […]

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