Articles and CSF Mentions


College survey: More parents seeking education for career changes

October 24, 2022

CSF Chair Vivian Tsai shared her insights on the 16th Annual State of Higher Education Survey findings in a Page One Sunday Business feature in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  With a focus on the survey's findings that parents of college age students are changing careers and going to community college for retraining, Continue Reading...


Real Wealth Radio

August 1, 2022

CSF Chair Vivian Tsai spoke with Real Wealth Radio Host Jim Silbernagel on the benefits of saving early and gifting through 529s. They focused on CSF's 2022 Youth Survey findings that showed how teens have "skin in the game" in saving and choosing higher ed to include Career and Technical Continue Reading...


MoneySense Radio

June 12, 2022

June 12 - CSF Chair Vivian Tsai shared practical guidance for families to save for higher education through 529s on MoneySense, WISN AM 1130 presented by Ellenbecker Investment Group. In a wide ranging conversation, Vivian shared information on how high school students are focusing on cost-conscious choices, and countered misperceptions Continue Reading...


“Let’s Talk Money.”

May 18, 2022

May 18, 2022 - WRNE-AM Host Robert Hill interviewed CSF Chair Vivian Tsai for a 12-minute interview on CSF's 2022 Youth Survey and how 1,000 high school students said they were working, saving and paying for higher education. Continue Reading...


Survey: Young people want solid outcomes from their higher education.

May 16, 2022

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Page 1 Sunday Business story by Tim Grant: A different kind of high school student is headed to college now. TIM GRANTPittsburgh A different kind of high school student is headed to college now. The graduating seniors who will be entering into post-secondary education and training over Continue Reading...


Money Life with Chuck Jaffe

December 14, 2021

December 14, 2021 - CSF Chair Vivian Tsai joined "Money Life with Chuck Jaffe" ( to tell listeners how 529 gifting programs are ideal for children - in registries, gift cards, personalized accounts, and other e-commerce options - and how nearly half of all parents surveyed by CSF were interested Continue Reading...


Kids and Money: Creative ways to make college savings contribution

December 10, 2021

KIDS AND MONEY By Steve Rosen Contributing to a 529 college savings plan this holiday season has never been easier. Little assembly is required, and unlike toys, a 529 won’t break to pieces after a couple weeks. Parents, grandparents, other family members and even your neighbor can contribute by using Continue Reading...


Digital gifting to 529 college savings plans is on the rise

November 22, 2021

Digital gifting to 529 college savings plans is on the riseNovember 22, 2021 TIM GRANT | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Don’t be surprised to receive a holiday newsletter this year from a friend or family member — and it might even come with a request for a donation to a college savings Continue Reading...


Real Wealth Radio

November 19, 2021

November 19, 2021 - Vivian Tsai, CSF Chair, spoke to Host Jim Silbernagel to discuss the results of the CSF Youth Survey and how high school students are feeling about college after a year of COVID.  The radio show and podcast aims to prepare FAs with ideas for helping families Continue Reading...


Saving For College: The Child Tax Credit And Tips For New Parents

October 29, 2021

Forbes Judith Ward | Contributor | Personal Finance For many parents, the idea of setting aside savings for their young child’s college education on top of all their family’s current essential financial needs can feel like a daunting task. But it doesn't have to be, and here’s why. You don’t Continue Reading...

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