Celebrate National College Savings Month With ScholarShare

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I'm so excited to be a ScholarShare Ambassador for 2015 and I’ll be sharing sponsored posts throughout the year filled with college savings and planning information. Today I’m sharing all about how to Celebrate National College Savings Month With ScholarShare!


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Back to school time has us all thinking more about our children's long term schooling… college!

Even as my little one starts 1st grade and my older two are in middle school and high school, all of my parent friends with kids at all these ages are thinking about what is to come! Where will they go to college? What will they study? How will it all get paid for? 

And we all know it's never to early to start saving or too late! The longer you save the more you will have for college, but even if you start later, every penny counts!


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I've learned a lot through my partnership with ScholarShare and I'm excited to help them celebrate National College Savings Month, and spread the word about the importance of saving for college and the benefits of California’s 529 plan!

This month ScholarShare is encouraging parents and guardians to take the College Savings Pledge.

By taking the pledge, you will also have the chance to win one of twenty $500 ScholarShare 529 accounts for a child (aged 3-14) and a $500 Visa gift card for the child’s teacher.

Here’s how it works:

  • Visit
  • Take the pledge and provide your contact information. Enter for a chance to win!
  • For an additional chance to win, once you sign the pledge, share it with your friends and family. also has some really great facts and downloadable resources, all on the topic of saving for college.

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Are you thinking about college for your children too?

The sweepstakes begins at 8 a.m. PT on Tuesday, Sept. 1 and ends at 8 a.m. PT on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. For your reference, the sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the State of California who: 1) are at least 18 years or age or older and have a social security number or federal taxpayer identification number; 2) have not won a prior sweepstakes with ScholarShare in the past 12 months, and 3) are willing and able to participate in advertising and other promotional events. Five winners will be randomly selected on Sept. 4, Sept. 11, Sept. 18 and Sept. 25. The winners will be required to open a ScholarShare 529 College Savings Plan account with the awarded funds or contribute the awarded funds to an existing ScholarShare account for a California student between the ages of 3 and 14. The teachers of the student will also receive a $500 Visa gift card.

Additional details about the College Savings Pledge, including the Official Rules, can be found at

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. What a great pledge. It is crazy how expensive it is to send a kid to college. My mother in-law started a college fund for our son when he was born. It will cover almost all of his 4 year degree. The rest will be covered by scholarships he won through his youth bowling program .

  2. What a great pledge to take. We have some time before college, so it is a great time to start planning and saving. Thanks for the reminder

  3. I have two kids in college this year. It is so important to start saving as early as you can. My Daughter is planning on being a Lawyer so we are looking at seven years of University.

  4. It is so important to save for the kids education. I am lucky i started when the kids were little. Now they are in College and i had enough saved to pay for their first year.

  5. College is so expensive it can be hard to pay for. With multiple children it would be impossible without saving up first. I have been putting money away since the kids were born for their education.

  6. College is so expensive! I really need to get focused on starting to save for my kids college funds. What a great way to start it off and help your kids classroom right now!

  7. This sounds like a great program and a great sweepstakes. I am thankful that my kids have graduated college but I do think this is a wonderful way to save for a young child’s future.

  8. I can’t believe how expensive college is now and how much more expensive it will be by the time our kids go to college. It’s definitely a good idea to start talking about it now and finding a way to save.

  9. In addition to not wanting my children to grow up too quickly for selfish reasons, I don’t want them to grow up quickly so I have more time to save. I need to be more proactive in saving for their future.

  10. My first wife got her first degree on a 529 her grandparents got for her – they are a great program. My oldest is paying for school via the Air Force and I’m in a cold sweat thinking about putting the other 6 through school.

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