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Put Your Savings to Good Use After Alabama’s Tax Holiday Weekend

When you’re discussing your favorite holidays, you might end up with a pretty long list. No matter the reason for the season, chances are you’ve made some unforgettable memories with your family year after year.

Here at CollegeCounts, we like to shine a spotlight on one of the more underrated holidays in our state: Alabama’s […]

2019-07-17T08:30:04-05:00July 17th, 2019|

Teach Your Kids About Careers with the CollegeCounts 529 Summer Reading Program

Summer’s always the best time to get lost in a good book, isn’t it?

Whether your children are blazing through their required reading lists or seeking out new books on their own, having all day and night to read at leisure is truly one of the gifts we take for granted when we’re young.

But they won’t […]

2019-07-12T08:17:58-05:00July 12th, 2019|

Celebrate 5/29 Day and Enter to Win $529 For Your CollegeCounts Account

We’re fortunate here at CollegeCounts 529—we have our own built-in holiday every year.

But what good is celebrating by yourself, right? That’s why we’re inviting new mothers, new fathers, and new grandparents in Alabama to celebrate 5/29 Day with us.

Starting May 29th, we’re giving away a total of 29 contributions worth $529 each for new and […]

2019-05-30T15:04:07-05:00May 29th, 2019|

Keep CollegeCounts 529 in Mind During Tax Season in Alabama

Tax Season may not be the most exciting holiday. No fireworks, no barbecues, no exchanging of gifts. But it is a season of opportunity—especially if you’ve got little ones running around the house.

If you’ve already received your tax refund, don’t spend it all in one place! That new slow cooker or those limited-edition sneakers might […]

2019-04-11T11:34:07-05:00April 11th, 2019|

CollegeCounts 529 Fund – Direct Plan Awarded Morningstar Silver Rating For Second Consecutive Year

In the fall of 2015, CollegeCounts 529 Fund – Direct Plan received quite an honor from Morningstar, one of the leading sources for independent investment research: a Bronze rating, signifying CollegeCounts as one of the better options for a 529 plan nationwide.

Then in the fall of 2017, that honor was upgraded to a Silver rating, […]

2019-03-25T15:53:31-05:00March 25th, 2019|

Apply for the CollegeCounts Scholarship Before the February 28 Deadline

Here at CollegeCounts, we love helping parents and their students achieve the goal of a college education by saving in a CollegeCounts 529 account. Luckily for you parents of high school students, we have a scholarship that can help achieve that goal as well!

The CollegeCounts Scholarship was created because we understand that many families […]

2019-02-11T08:20:32-05:00February 11th, 2019|

Keep CollegeCounts In Mind For Your New Year’s Resolutions

Here at CollegeCounts, we love January. It’s a time full of positive thinking and healthy activity, whether you’re pledging to exercise more and eat better or be more productive in your career goals.

It’s also a time when so many people commit themselves to financial goals. That’s where we come in (hopefully).

If you’re raising a little […]

2019-01-24T13:22:37-05:00January 24th, 2019|

December 31 is the Deadline for 2018 Tax Benefits

Yes, tax season is still a couple months away, but the end of the calendar year means it’s time to get your annual finances in order.

And that means getting your last 2018 contributions in for your CollegeCounts 529 accounts! Whether you’ve been waiting until the last minute or you’ve been steadily saving all year long, […]

2018-12-04T09:40:49-05:00December 4th, 2018|

How to Give the Gift of College Savings This Holiday Season

We call it “the most wonderful time of the year” for a reason, don’t we?

The beautiful fall and winter landscapes, the end-of-year holiday cheer, the visits from family and friends—maybe even a nice bonus or a raise at work, too.

And then there’s the gift giving. We all love surprising that special someone with whatever lights […]

2018-11-14T10:24:17-05:00November 8th, 2018|