This post is sponsored by the Florida Prepaid College Board, through my role as a Believer Blogger. All thoughts are my own.
When I went to bed on Sunday night, my social media feeds were full of selfies, food, and feet – you know, the usual stuff.
But then everything changed overnight. By Monday morning, those familiar posts had been replaced with New Year’s Resolutions. And not just that. Post after post was all about MY 2016 goals. Suddenly everyone was an expert on helping me meet them.
Call me crazy, but I don’t want to be helped. I want to be inspired.
Your miracle products, expensive diet plans, and step-by-step tutorials don’t inspire me. Sure, they might be helpful to some people. They might even be helpful to me.
But if you really want to lead me to a better life, to a better 2016…don’t tell me how to be a better me. Show me how YOU became a better YOU.
And you know what? I’ll do the same for you.
Make Saving for College Your New Year’s Resolution
So let me tell you about one way that I’m creating a better 2016 and a better future for my family – by saving for my kids’ college education. Sure, it’s not as exciting as flash BOGO sales or 30-day money back guarantees. But is it important? You bet. Here’s why:
- Student loans are now the #2 source of debt in America (#1 is mortgages).
- Today, people with a bachelor’s degree earn an average of $23,700 a year more than those with only a high school diploma.
- A student with a bachelor’s degree can potentially earn $1.6 million more in their lifetime than a student with only a high school diploma.
- It’s projected that by 2018, 59% of jobs (in Florida) will require postsecondary education.
- In 2013, the unemployment rate for bachelor’s degree holders was 4%. For those with only a high school diploma, it was 7.5%.
Saving for college is one of the most important things you can do for your children. And if you live in Florida, a Florida Prepaid College Savings Plan is the way to go, hands down. If you have a newborn, you can purchase a 2 Year College plan for as little as $53.14 a month. And guess what – that’s less than many of the New Year’s Resolution “solutions” that I’ve seen all over social media this week.
Click HERE to learn about the different types of plans & pricing that are available to you. Open Enrollment runs through February 29, 2016, so you still have time to research plan options and choose one that works best for you. If/when you register, be sure to use the promo code BLOG1516 to receive a gift from Florida Prepaid.
And just for fun, I’m giving away a “Swag Pack” from Florida Prepaid – it includes a backpack, a t-shirt, and some other goodies that I think you’ll enjoy. Just follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter below to enter.
Stuff you should know before you enter the giveaway —> * This giveaway is open to US residents only. You must be 18+ to enter. Winners will be notified via email and given 48 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner may be selected. Mommy Runs It is responsible for prize fulfillment. Giveaway ends 1/13/16 at 11:59 p.m. EST.*
Good luck, and Happy New Year from my Florida Prepaid Family!