Articles and CSF Mentions

CBS 12 News This Morning – WPEC-TV

March 25, 2019

CSF's Roger Michaud tells families how to save early, how to discuss career paths and affordable higher education options with students, and how parents and students are saving strategically to achieve their goals. https://youtu.be/_t9lhMMJosM Continue Reading...

FOX 29 Morning News: WFLX-TV – Florida

March 25, 2019

CSF Chair Emeritus Mary Morris tells audience how to reduce student loan debt through savings, how to use 529 college savings accounts for undergrad, graduate or lifelong learning, and gave a preview of the CSF Conference taking place in Jupiter and featuring Assistant Secretary of U.S. Department of Labor Scott Continue Reading...

NBC – WPTV-TV Florida

March 25, 2019

CSF Chair Emeritus Mary Morris provides strategies for saving and gifting through 529 college savings plans, reducing expenses and looking at a range of higher ed options for families. https://youtu.be/IFVodAdTnHU Continue Reading...

NBC – WPTV-TV Florida

March 25, 2019

At the College Savings Foundation's 2019 Conference, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor Scott Stump addressed the importance of reducing student loan debt and the many educational pathways to success; and CSF Chair Rich Polimeni offered 529 college savings plans as a key savings strategy. https://youtu.be/4DYFYLDp2bA Continue Reading...

CSF Members’ 529 Gifting Programs Highlighted in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

January 15, 2019

CSF Chair Rich Polimeni spoke to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about the growth of 529 college savings plan gifting options.  The Private College 529 Plan, Virginia529, Fidelity Investments and Gift of College were cited for their growth. Forget that new Fisher-Price pirate ship. Gifts to college savings plans spiked over the holidays. Continue Reading...

80% of parents are saving regularly for their children’s college, Rich Polimeni tells Kids & Money columnist Steve Rosen for Tribune.com

October 19, 2018

Checking the health of 529 college savings plans Kids & Money If you’ve opened a 529 college savings account, you may wonder if it’s looking good. You look at your account balance and think, “How do I stack up? Am I on target?” Or maybe you’re thinking about opening a Continue Reading...

Rich Polimeni tells “Mottek on Money” how parents can save strategically through 529s.

September 24, 2018

CBS Radio - Los Angeles KNX 1070, 9/23/18:   Rich Polimeni tells "Mottek on Money" how parents can save strategically through 529s.  Recognizing College Savings Month, Rich also shared the findings of CSF's State of College Savings survey. [audio mp3="https://www.collegesavingsfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Rich-Polimeni-KNX-9-23-18.mp3"][/audio] Continue Reading...

Financial Advisor (FA) reported parents’ increased levels of savings and use of financial advisors from CSF’s State of College Savings survey

September 14, 2018

U.S. Families Embrace 529 Plans; Open To Help From Advisors RAYMOND FAZZI The nation's 529 savings plans appear to be winning over more parents and other college savers, and at the same time broadening opportunities for financial advisors, according to a new survey. About 50 percent of U.S. families now Continue Reading...

Rich Polimeni says “529 college savings plans have come of age,” in discussing the findings of CSF’s 12th Annual State of College Savings survey of parents across the country.

September 6, 2018

As student loan debt rises, parents of college-bound kids stash money away.  TIM GRANT Pittsburgh Post-Gazette tgrant@post-gazette.com While many parents report they are still making monthly payments on their own student loans, some are still making an effort to put away money to help their children avoid the same burden. Continue Reading...

CSF’s survey of High School Students finds Skills Training more important than Majors

June 20, 2018

Dump the majors? Poll finds high school students want skills that will get them hired. TIM GRANT Pittsburgh Post-Gazette tgrant@post-gazette.com The majority of high school students who will be entering college over the next three years would like to see more colleges promote education and skills training rather than only Continue Reading...

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