This post is sponsored by the Florida Prepaid College Board, through my role as a Believer Blogger. All thoughts are my own.
Recently, we had a visitor come to see us in Florida, and while walking on the beach and talking about the many awesome reasons to call the Sunshine State home, I mentioned our lack of state income tax. Her response?
“Yeah, but I hear employers pay in sunshine.”
That’s a pretty common joke (or lament) that I hear from others who have looked for work here, but I don’t think it’s fair. In the last decade-plus, Florida has become a really vibrant tech corridor, full of opportunities for people in digital web development and design, social media management, entrepreneurship and more. Salaries are high and getting higher and the jobs themselves just seem like more than stepping stones to another state’s big offer.
And so much of that is tied to the amazing higher education options across the state. From vocational training to law schools, there are some premier facilities here in the Sunshine State, and especially in recent years, more and more of those who graduate in Florida also stay in Florida to work.
I’m not sure what path my girls will take (as I’ve discussed in previous Florida Prepaid posts, I’m open to whatever makes most sense for them!), and as I look ahead to the college classes of 2034 and beyond, I’m more optimistic than ever that they’ll be able to pursue all of their passions and set themselves up for bright futures.
Plus, watch this video and try NOT to cry:
That’s why we continue to be such advocates for college savings, and why we’re sharing our ongoing experience in investing in Florida Prepaid. Open Enrollment extends until February 28, 2017, and prices are really low still, which means that even if you only have a small amount to put aside, it can go really far.
I agonized over all of the plans, trying to decide what made most sense, so I know it can be overwhelming. Remember: there’s a plan for every budget and every family. But the earlier you start, the better.
To make it even easier, I have a special promo code that will save you 50% on the application fee (that’s $25 you can put right into the fund!).
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Remember, the options are:
- 1-Year Florida University
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If you have any questions, I encourage you to visit myfloridaprepaid.com and download the guide, look through the FAQs and then START.