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  • November 15, 2022 child opening gift
  • November 10, 2022
    Saving for College

    ‘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…
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  • October 25, 2022
  • September 28, 2022
    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…
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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…
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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…
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  • August 8, 2022 Volunteers planting some trees
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    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.”…
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  • July 12, 2022 Tips to prepare your rising college freshman
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    Tips to prepare your rising college freshman

    With college classes beginning in August, Florida’s first-time college parents are wondering what they can do to prepare. Mandy Shields knows a thing or two about that. Shields, the interim director of the Residential Student Experience at Florida State University, has more than two decades of experience talking to college…
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  • June 13, 2022 Family reading a book together

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