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“Let’s Talk Money.”

June 2, 2021

June 2 - WRNE-AM Host Robert Hill interviewed CSF Chair Vivian Tsai on the findings of the CSF Youth Survey:  the broader array of higher education options that high school students are choosing and how they can use 529s to pay for them.  Continue Reading...

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“Money Life with Chuck Jaffe.”

May 28, 2021

May 28 - On the eve of National 529 Day, CSF Chair Vivian Tsai spoke about CSF's findings from its 2021 Youth Survey -- how high school students across the country are saving and using 529s to fund higher education goals which include career and technical schools and apprenticeships.   Continue Reading...

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More high school students are rethinking their college plans due to financial stress caused by pandemic   


May 26, 2021

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette May 26 - CSF's 2021 Youth Survey findings about high school students across the country show how they are emerging from a year of COVID-19 shutdowns with a shift in their mindset concerning higher education to include community colleges, technical schools and apprenticeship programs.  "More high school students Continue Reading...

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Kids and Money: Financial gifts that last a lifetime

December 14, 2020

Steve Rosen directed his readers to CSF for our list of members' variety of online gifting tools, crowdfunding platforms, e-gift cards, and downloadable gift certificates. He cited California’s ScholarShare529 as an example by allowing account holders to establish a gifting portal profile and share it with family and friends by email or Continue Reading...

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“Business for Breakfast” Money Radio 1510

December 11, 2020

CSF Chair Vivian Tsai told Arizona listeners how to advise their friends and family to contribute funds to a child's 529 higher education plan.  She discussed their tax advantages, their flexibility and their easy access for holiday gifting. Continue Reading...

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CNBC’s “College Voices 2020”

November 16, 2020

CSF Chair Vivian Tsai was quoted in reporting on the findings of CSF's survey of parents and the economic impact of COVID-19 on their finances and how that affects students' college choices. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/16/as-covid-upsets-family-finances-college-students-rethink-their-dreams.html Continue Reading...

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Real Wealth Radio

November 2, 2020

Real Wealth Radio Host Jim Silbernagel conducted a wide-ranging interview with CSF Chair Vivian Tsai on college and higher education planning strategies in a pandemic. The conversation drew upon the findings of CSF's surveys of parents and high school students on how COVID-19 is affecting their higher education, financing and career Continue Reading...

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CSF Chair Vivian Tsai on Mottek on Money about survey results and smart strategies for saving

October 26, 2020

KNX-AM Los Angeles  CSF Chair Vivian Tsai told KNX-AM Host Frank Mottek of "Mottek on Money" about the results of CSF's annual survey of parents, smart strategies for saving early and often, and the benefits and flexibility of 529 higher education savings plans for the entire family. Continue Reading...

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Money Life with Chuck Jaffe

September 30, 2020

CSF Chair Vivian Tsai spoke with Chuck Jaffe, host of "Money Life with Chuck Jaffe" (moneylifeshow.com) about the findings of CSF's Parents Survey:  how their children's higher education plans and careers and study plans have been changed by COVID, how their perceptions of higher ed are broadening beyond traditional 4-year colleges, and Continue Reading...

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

September 24, 2020

CSF Chair Vivian Tsai was quoted in a story on a full feature on CSF's Survey of Parents during COVID. The story explored how families are evaluating the costs of college during the pandemic.  https://www.post-gazette.com/business/money/2020/09/24/higher-education-plans-affected-COVID-19-survey-colleges-universities-online/stories/202009230058 Continue Reading...

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