Articles and CSF Mentions


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...


“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...


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

May 26, 2021

More high school students are rethinking their college plans due to financial stress caused by pandemic TIM GRANTPittsburgh May 26, 2021 High school students across the country are emerging from a year of COVID-19 shutdowns with a shift in their mindset concerning higher education as the majority of them are Continue Reading...


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...

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