Post sponsored by Upromise. All opinions are 100% my own.
Parent Worries + College Savings with Upromise #MyFinancialElephant
It’s completely normal. We, as parents, worry about our kids. Where are they going? What are they doing? Who are the people they are becoming? There’s so many worries we have as parents, and today I’m talking about My 5 Top Parent Worries. Can you guess them all?
To never have them feel a drop or sickness or see a hospital bed. To never be poked or prodded, or feel pain. It’s normal to worry about the health of our children. Heck after my Theme Park Nightmare, I definitely saw health from a completely new perspective. I always want my children to be 100% healthy and well.
To always see my children’s smiles on their faces. Wouldn’t that just be amazing? No parent wants to see their children upset or angry. I definitely try my hardest everyday to have my kids feel the happiness of life inside and out.
To always have my children protected and safe. Never in harm’s way. Safe from physical, emotional, psychological struggle.
To always feel the unconditional love I have for them. Love is so more much than a verb. And it’s definitely a worry that I have for them. I never want them to feel the disappointment or heartbreak of life.
My latest worry? My kids’ future. I want them to reach for the stars, and I want to give them the ladder to get there. I want to be able to give them the world and the college of their dreams. But how to afford it? With college prices on the rise and not one but two college educations to fund (oh and that mortgage thing and the retirement thing and don’t forget that feeding their mouths now thing), it’s normal to worry about my children’s college future. But you can make a difference right now.Upromise is a FREE to join program that offers families the ability to earn cash back for college.
Upromise offers families the ability to each cash back for college, and for FREE.
This year, Upromise launched their Elephant in the Room Campaign. Through open and honest communication, families around the U.S. are encouraged to talk about their financial “elephants” and ways to face them head on. So what’s #MyFinancialElephant? Saving for not one but two kids’ college educations. But I’m not alone. In fact, according to a survey conducted by Sallie Mae, only half of families with children under the age of 18 have saved ANY money for college.
There’s no time like now to get involved, and Upromise can help. With Upromise, you can earn up to 5% cash back on your everyday purchases. Just sign up for FREE to be a Upromise member, then shop at one of the 850+ online stores or one of the 10,000 grocery stores, restaurants, and drugstores nationwide (such as Amazon, Staples, Bed, Bath & Beyond and more). Watch your earnings add up, all into your child’s future.
Upromise makes it easy to:
- Transfer earnings to eligible 529 plans or high-yield savings accounts
- Apply earnings to student loan repayment
- Request a check for cash for books and other expenses
- Split up earnings across multiple beneficiaries
With budgets even tighter these days and college tuition going up and up, taking advantage of free college savings programs like Upromise can help jumpstart your college savings plan and give you peace of mind, all without drastically changing your spending habits. And with my busy mom lifestyle, Upromise makes it easy to incorporate good saving habits into my day. Buying groceries, eating out with the family and shopping for everyday needs can quickly turn into FREE money for my kids’ futures. I’m overcoming #MyFinancialElephant with the help of Upromise.
College educations should be bright. I can help light the path thanks to Upromise.
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What’s your Financial Elephant?
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