This post is sponsored by Florida Prepaid on behalf of Bloggin’ Mamas. Opinions are 100% my own.
A few years ago, my husband and I decided it was finally time to tackle our debt. We moved into our home when I was 8 months pregnant with our second and our oldest was about to start kindergarten. We raked up some debt renovating the house and there were the ever-looming student loans my husband accrued during his years as an undergrad at FSU and then as a masters student. After deferred payments for MANY years we decided it was just something we wanted to get rid of, once and for all.
We worked hard and finally got rid of the debt, but MAN did those student loans suck. They really get you on the interest! Lucky for us, we only had my husbands loans to pay off, since I left college debt-free thanks to the Florida Prepaid College Program. As it turns out, we were not alone. Student loan debt has reached $1 trillion among Americans. Almost all the 20-somethings I have worked with admit they have staggering debt from student loans. It is easier than ever to help your kids out by getting started saving for their college. The Prepaid College Program makes it easy to start and has a plan to fit every budget.
Once we had kids of our own, we decided to sign them up for the Prepaid College Program. After seeing what my husband was left with after college as opposed to me, it was a no-brainer. I am so thankful my parents thought ahead and got me Florida Prepaid since it was so much easier kicking off my adult life with zero debt.
It is never too early to start and open enrollment is only once a year. It ends in February, so now is the time to sit down as a family and make this happen. Want to figure out how much it will cost you to pay for a year of college? Click here and at the bottom of the page there is a college plan calculator. Also, if you use the code Magic1718 you will receive 50 percent off your application fee – a savings of $25. Don’t let another year pass you by without making a dent in that college fund!