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  • January 5, 2022 piggy bank with college cap

    Start the New Year with a financial checkup

    We know we are supposed to visit the doctor once a year and the dentist twice, just to make sure our physical health is on track. But how often do we stop to reflect on our financial health? “Do not save what is left after spending, but spend what is…
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  • December 6, 2021 family enjoying the autumn outdoors together
    Saving for College

    Why Experiences Make Fantastic Gifts

    Maybe you’re worried about your little ones becoming materialistic. Maybe you prefer the idea of making lasting memories. Maybe you just hate shopping, or at least feel like you’re running out of time. These are some of the more obvious reasons some people choose to give the gift of an…
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  • December 1, 2021
    Path to College

    Tips to conquer the ACT or SAT

    Taking the SAT or ACT has reached “rite of passage” status for college-bound high school students. For some, it’s a laissez-faire experience; for others, it’s a high-stakes opportunity that demands heroic study schedules. It’s up to parents and students to find their happy middle. The baseline reality? The tests can’t…
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  • November 8, 2021 stressed out girl
    Path to College

    Tips for overextended teens

    Our college-bound kids are talented and goal-oriented, but that comes with challenges. What happens when they become overextended? How can parents help teens find balance? Florida Prepaid sat down recently with Dr. Kimberly Renk, a psychology professor at the University of Central Florida, to discuss this.  Here are a few…
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  • November 8, 2021 Gift Boxes
    Saving for College

    This season, ask for the gift of college savings

    Here’s a recent headline about holiday shopping: “Expect delays, limited inventory and higher prices but, most importantly, start early.” That doesn’t sound like fun to us! But it is the natural outgrowth of empty store shelves, labor shortages and shipping delays. Now seems like a great time for a friendly…
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  • September 7, 2021
    Financial Literacy

    What You Should Know About FAFSA

    If there’s anything that’s more fun than doing your taxes, it’s filling out the FAFSA. (Sarcasm intended.) “Many people say it’s worse because it’s harder to understand from a ‘what are they asking me’ point of view,” says Cozy Whitman, an expert at College Inside Track. The company helps families…
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  • September 1, 2021 mom with daughter

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