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College Savings? No problem!!! Start today by joining the Upromise College Savings Program!

collegesavingsnoproblem.jpgEvery parent worries about saving money for their child’s education, most of us long before the pregnancy test shows up positive. As a college graduate myself, I am a big advocate of education and furthering your education and training through colleges or trade schools. With the job market becoming increasingly more demanding and the basic requirements for employment raising rapidly, your child’s future needs consideration, and soon!!!

I was fortunate enough to have a family that saved for these expenses as well as a recipient of a partial scholarship that allowed me to go to the college of my choice out of state. However, with living expenses and inflation in every consumer market and salary rates remaining low, I was worried that doing the same for my child would be exponentially more difficult. After doing some research I found a program called Upromise that EVERY parent should take a look at and consider.

Upromise is an online college savings program that helps you save for your child’s education without costing you a cent. Yes, really!The program is essentially very simple, by registering your grocery, credit, and bank cards to the system you are given back a percentage of your purchases from qualified sponsors that are directly deposited into a savings account for your child. The best thing about this system is that it is FREE, and all you have to do is continue using your cards in the same way that you have been, and you get rewarded with savings for your babies education. You can also invite friends and family to register their cards, so that they can help you raise money!

There are SO many different companies that are partnered with Upromise, online shopping, credit cards, restaurants, travel companies, grocery stores.. you name it.. it’s on there. We have been a member of Upromise for two months now, and I’m happy to say that we have received our first contribution for a dinner that we had in a local restaurant on Christmas Eve. All we had to do is use our registered cards to pay for our meal at a restaurant that supports the program and we were automatically given back 4% of our meal for her college savings.

How can this possibly be better? While the percentages of companies and sponsors vary in contributions, over time a little bit here and a little bit there can add up to quite a bit of savings. Having your friends and family register their cards only magnifies the savings you can accumulate, and I am VERY excited that such a program exists. Please, PLEASE take a look at this program, you will be very happy you did. If you know any other parents or soon-to-be parents that are worried about their children’s futures, please help support this great program by spreading the word! Happy Savings!

Please feel free to comment your experiences or feelings about this program, we’d love to hear from you! I am a real mother and am not employed or have any professional connection with the Upromise program and system and any opinion or information I have given is of my own personal accord and submission! Thanks!

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