Articles and CSF Mentions


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...


“Let’s Talk Money.”

October 19, 2021

October 19, 2021 - WRNE-AM Host Robert Hill interviewed CSF Chair Vivian Tsai for a 14-minute interview on higher education savings and the findings of CSF's State of College Survey of parents.  Continue Reading...


Kids and Money: Parents funnel child care credit into college accounts

October 8, 2021

KIDS & MONEY Here are some survey statistics that raised my eyebrows: Nearly 60% of the parents receiving the monthly child care tax credits plan to put the extra income into their children’s college savings accounts. In addition, the majority of them — 72% — said they will park Continue Reading...


CSF Chair Vivian Tsai live on Fox 5 New York: Good Day New York.

September 15, 2021

Fox 5 New York:  Good Day New YorkSeptember 15, 2021 CSF Chair Vivian Tsai appeared live on this morning news segment on Child Tax Credits and strategies to help families save for higher education using 529s. Continue Reading...


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

September 14, 2021

Parents are taking advantage of the child tax credit to shore up college savings TIM GRANT | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Families that don’t need the advance child tax credits to pay for everyday household expenses like utility and medical bills are using the extra income to boost their children’s Continue Reading...


“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...


Money Sense Radio – WISN AM 1130.

May 30, 2021

CSF Chair Vivian Tsai spoke on Money Sense Radio, airing May 30th and June 5 on WISN AM 1130 hosted by Ellenbecker Investment Group.  She addressed CSF's findings from its recent Youth Survey on how high school students are looking at the costs and a wider range of options in Continue Reading...

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