Previously on my blog, I discussed the importance of saving for college as soon as you can. This allows you to maximize the savings while helping to build it over time which is one less headache you have to deal with. One way that we’ve been able to save for my daughter’s college education is by having family members contribute to it as well.
I don’t know about you, but I am always asked by both friends and family what my daughter wants for Christmas. When she was younger, I was able to list a bevy of toys and gadgets that she wanted but now that she is thirteen, it is harder. She pretty much has everything she wants and her Christmas list isn’t as big as it was before. Because of this, I’ve been telling people who want to give her a gift that they could contribute to her college fund. No amount is too big or too small and goes a long way to help build her future.
Not only is this a good way to help add additional funds to their college savings, but it is a gift that keeps on giving. As a parent, they are helping you out, and as the child, they are getting an investment in their education. It’s pretty much a win/win.
You can help to build up your child’s college education savings by asking friends and family members to give money towards their educational goals. Whenever I’ve mentioned this to my people, they are always glad to make a contribution as a Christmas gift, and my daughter is always very appreciative (and so are we). It is simple steps like these that go a long way.
I’ve created this cute printable that you can share with family members. This acts as a “gift certificate” for their college savings, and can even be put in a box and wrapped for opening. Click HERE to download it and make sure to share it with your child’s gift givers.
You can learn more about saving for your child’s college education by visiting Country Financial. A local representative can help you review your options and figure out what makes the most sense for you and the needs of your family.
This post is sponsored by Country Financial.