Articles and CSF Mentions


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...


“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...


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. Continue Reading...


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...


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...


Money Life with Chuck Jaffe

September 30, 2020

CSF Chair Vivian Tsai spoke with Chuck Jaffe, host of "Money Life with Chuck Jaffe" ( 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...


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. Continue Reading...


Diverse Issues in Higher Education

September 24, 2020

Dynahlee Padilla discussed the findings of CSF's survey of parents, including a loss of income in 53% of families, and students' plans to pivot to a public school rather than a private school; a community college vs. a 4-year schools, or deciding to take a gap year. Continue Reading...


COVID-19 Impacts Higher Ed Plans, Career Paths and Financing According to Survey of Parents by College Savings Foundation

September 17, 2020

Half of parents balk at full tuition for online courses; 89% want discounts Washington, DC, September 18 – For students and their families heading to higher education this fall, COVID-19 has made a mighty impact on their education paths, their career plans and their financing decisions. A survey of nearly Continue Reading...


CSF Chair, Vivian Tsai, interview with Ellenbecker Investment Group Wealth Advisors

September 9, 2020

Vivian Tsai, CSF Chair, is interviewed on WISN AM1130 by the Ellenbecker Investment Group in a wide ranging discussion of how COVID-19 has changed high school students’ higher education and career choices, how higher education may change with online learning, and the enduring importance of saving in 529s. Here is Continue Reading...

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