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We’re Celebrating College Savings Month in September and Financial Planning Month In October

It seems like every day, week, or month is “National Something Day,” doesn’t it? Whether it’s eating a cheeseburger or hugging a stranger, there’s a celebration for everything.

But sometimes those occasions can be helpful reminders. And these next couple months are exactly that when it comes to saving for college.

September is College Savings Month, which […]

2019-09-24T09:37:17-05:00September 24th, 2019|

CollegeCounts Annual Scholarships Provide More Than $6 Million for Alabama Students

Saving with a 529 plan is one of the best ways to help your children pay for college. But it’s not the only way.

CollegeCounts is proud to help students get a head start on their college education. Over the last seven years, we have provided more than $6 million in scholarships to deserving students right […]

2019-09-10T14:26:35-05:00September 5th, 2019|

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|