Monday, March 25, 2013

Save for Higher Education with IDeal

As many of you know, I was born and raised in Idaho. I think it's a great state and I loved my childhood. Now I love going back to visit that beautiful part of the country.
Idaho is the inspiration for this website and because I'm all about sharing great things, I wanted to tell you about a fabulous program to save for college. IDeal or the Idaho College Savings Program contacted me and with their help, my parents were able to set up a college savings account for each of my four children.

 The best part--my kids can use that money anywhere in the country. Each state has their own 529 plan and you must be a resident, which is why my parents set up the accounts for my kids. IDeal handled all the account setup which made this savings program a breeze!

What a wonderful way to support your grandchildren! As a college graduate, I can tell you that every dollar helps and this is a great idea to encourage your children to look to the future. I hope that each of my four children will have the opportunity to attend and graduate from college. I think education is vital to the future of our nation.
I invite you to visit the following link to
Learn more about IDeal and special benefits for Idaho taxpayers at www.idsaves.org.


Saving for Higher Education is Easy and Affordable with the IDeal – Idaho College Savings Program

 The pictures are of me with my four kids and my mom and dad--love those great Idaho people!

The IDeal Idaho College Savings Program (“IDeal”), offers an easy and affordable way to save for higher education.  IDeal is a great way for family and friends to invest in higher education and can be done by starting with as little as $25. IDeal also offers the ability for anyone to contribute to an existing account through Ugift® ─ Give College Savings. This simple online feature allows you to invite grandparents, parents, family and friends to celebrate special occasions and holidays with gift contributions to an IDeal account to help toward college education costs.

“IDeal is an excellent way for parents and families to financially prepare kids for college and start saving today, which is why I regularly contribute to my loved ones’ IDeal accounts,” said Idaho State Treasurer Ron G. Crane. 
The state-sponsored 529 plan is unique because money invested today can be used in the future on any qualified higher education expense, including tuition, mandatory fees, required books, supplies and equipment, and certain room and board expenses. Additionally, you can use IDeal contributions at any eligible 2- or 4-year college, vocational/technical school, or graduate school anywhere in the country – not just in Idaho. www.idsaves.org
 
Thanks to IDeal for this program and for the inspiration to get things started for my kids' college education!