Boost That Holiday Gift With ScholarShare – It's a Lovely Life!

Boost That Holiday Gift With ScholarShare

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We are in the final countdown to find those perfect gifts. Today I'm sharing a great way to boost your holiday gift giving thanks to our friends at ScholarShare who are sponsoring this post as part of my Ambassadorship for 2015. 20131224_153847

Truth be told I'm still nowhere close to finished shopping for gifts.

I'm focusing so hard on giving presents that are useful, will be well received, and that are life changing. Yes, life changing. For little ones that can be a toy that they really want, or an experience they will never forget… or some extra help for their college savings account. 


Now that my two older ones are closer to college than not, I've completely changed how I think of college savings. If I could go back and talk to the younger me, I would have started saving even earlier, and I would have encouraged my family to contribute to the girls' accounts. 

With Emmy we started planning much earlier.


This holiday season, ScholarShare wants to help us double the joy by offering an awesome matching promotion.

Beginning on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. PST through Friday, Dec. 11, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. PST, California families who open a new ScholarShare 529 college savings account with $50 can receive a matching initial deposit of $50 from ScholarShare. To be eligible for ScholarShare’s matching promotion, California families will need to:

  1. Open a new ScholarShare College Savings Plan with an initial deposit of at least $50 – to be contributed and invested at the time the new account is opened. 
  2. Enroll in the automatic contribution


*The matching deposit of $50 will be made to the eligible ScholarShare 529 account on or before 11:59 p.m. PST on June 30, 2016. There is a limit of one matching deposit per new ScholarShare account opened for a new beneficiary. Additional details about the matching promotion, including the complete terms and conditions, can be found at Matching Promotion_Holiday

If you haven't opened a ScholarShare account, now is the time to do it… and encourage your loved ones to contribute for a gift that they will appreciate for the rest of their lives.

How's your holiday gift shopping going?

Heather Delaney Reese is a Lifestyle and Family Travel Writer currently on the road with her family 150 days a year, sharing exceptional family memory making moments and life's everyday fun times. She is a big proponent of encouraging others to join her journey and become a professional blogger so that they too can make money at home and spend more time with their families.


  1. I am all for putting money into my kids savings and thankfully, most of my family is on board, too! This sounds awesome.

  2. Love this idea! I am going to look deeper into this when I have a few minutes. We are trying to save for college right now it is never too early to start.

  3. What a wonderful idea. We have one in college right now and it is so expensive. I love the idea of starting now for the little ones 😉

  4. The ScholarShare College Savings Plan is a great way to save for college. I would have loved this when my kids were younger. I have my Son finishing his second year of College this year and my Daughter is in her first year of University. It is so important to start saving as early as you can.

  5. With a daughter who’s finished college, a senior in high school and 9 year old twins, saving for college is an important topic! You always think you have plenty of time, but kids grow up so quickly! I’m glad you’re making people aware of this cool promotion!

  6. I love this promotion! My nephew’s parents always ask for college fund gifts. I will forward this information on to them. I am sure they will appreciate it!

  7. Never to early to start saving for your kids college and this sounds like a great program. Your lucky your family is on board too.

  8. saving for college is always important and it definitely makes a great Christmas gift. I’m going to tell the my mother in law and parents about this site!

  9. I am getting close to being done! It feels so good! I need to check out this program & set up accounts for the kids.

  10. We were looking at our son’s math project where they have a million dollars and they have requirements they have to spend it on… one being college. He has to figure out how much it will cost for what he is going into for tuition, room & board, books, even food and cell phone for the entirety and add 10% for inflation (he is 13, so we have 5 years before he will be going) and O.M.G! This sounds like a wonderful deal to help us out with college!

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