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?
Girl, this is a scary topic for me and this sounds like a great program! We use something similar and I’m always worried that we’re not doing enough and that it will never be enough. It’s something you definitely want to be smart about!
Saving and thinking about college has always been important to us. We have 4 kids, so we know we really have to be smart about it.
I really wish we’d already started! We need to get on this!
I like that this was such an interactive way of starting the conversation about college savings! It’s definitely a good idea to get started early!
It is such an important thing to educate your kids about college. I think this is a really interesting program.
This sounds like a really amazing way to portray what it means to go to college. Programs like this are really great!
We have 529 plans for all three of our kids. I love the U Fund Dreams Tour Tent events!
This sounds like it was such an informative event for you! I really need to look into a 529 for my kids.
I love that they have done a program like this! It is important to educate about college no matter what your age.
This is like a great idea! I love programs like this. It helps us to save for education in the kids get exposed to what they need to do to save.
What an amazing program! I hope more kids are exposed to this, so they can really rock school in higher education!
This sounds like a great way to help kids understand what it means to go to college on a real, honest level. I love it!