I’ve partnered with Fidelity & MEFA for this sponsored post in support of the U.Fund Dreams Tour. All thoughts & opinions are my own.
Last year, I learned about the Massachusetts U.Fund Dreams Tour. I thought the concept was great a great idea to help educate families around Massachusetts about saving for college. If you are not familiar with the U.Fund Dreams Tour, it is sponsored by Fidelity and MEFA (Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority). Throughout the summer and into the fall, they set up information booths at family-friendly events and locations.
U. Fund Dreams Tour
Last year, my daughter and I visited the Boo at the Zoo event. This year, we went to the Topsfield Fair. This time, we also brought one of her friends so it was a fun way to spread the word about the U.Fund Dreams Tour.
I like that the U. Fund Dreams Tour booth has activities for both little and big kids. It provides an inviting and interactive environment. Friendly employees encourage families to step up and engage in the topic of college planning.
Little kids can launch cute velcro sheep into the sky, aiming high to reach their dreams. They also have fun cut outs for the little ones to pose behind and a photo booth with props. Through a king sized tablet with a step-by-step app, parents can get educated on the costs of college. I think it’s a great way to teach older kids about the college savings process as well.
Since my daughter showed her friend how it worked. She was quite surprised by how much needs to be saved. She said she’d go home and ask her mom about their college saving plan.
While the kids are entertained, parents can get information on what they can do to support their children’s dreams and how to save.
MEFA’s U.Fund College Investing Plan is the Massachusetts 529 college savings plan. To learn more about the plan or the U.Fund Dreams Tour, check out the MEFA website.
Have you discussed saving for college with your kids? Have you considered a 529 plan?