Mission Tuition Says: Include Your Children in Planning Their Education!
Planning for college is not just the responsibility of the adults in the family. Yes, at the beginning when the baby is born and the hope and excitement begins parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles – whatever your family ‘unit’ may be – sit around a table as the baby sleeps and dreams about the amazing future they may someday have. The adults sit at that table and think about what their child’s dream will be, what ‘major’ they may one day choose, as they start down the path toward their career and future.
Planning is fun, and then…a bit of fear, perhaps, sets in when parents have to wonder how they will save for that child’s education so they can grow up and accomplish their dream. Certainly in an economy where the ‘extra money’ isn’t exactly in the palm of your hand, parents begin investigating bank accounts, savings institutions, and 529 savings plans which allow adults to save the dough necessary for their child’s education. Time passes fast, as we all know, so that brand new infant will be graduating high school in what feels like the blink of an eye.
But as these children mature, the responsibility for that college education begins to sit on the shoulders of ALL family members including, and most especially, the child who is looking to further their career and shoot for their dreams. That’s the time when you must include your children in the discussion, so they can understand the full cost of their education and the value of planning for the future.
With Mission Tuition behind you, you have already made sure that the money is there. With Mission Tuition, you already took that MOST important step by signing up for a FREE account with a responsible and reputable firm, where an “educational savings account” was opened at Wells Fargo. That account receives all the extra money that you make from joining with Mission Tuition and purchasing your everyday needs with the wealth of retailers that Mission Tuition provides – the retailers that you ALREADY use. The money you receive from coupons, in-store discounts, online discounts – everything – is placed into that “educational savings account,” allowing you the time to build up that much-needed money without having to work six jobs to do so. And you have that money just waiting, as you research the best possible 529 account for you child.
That’s what the ‘family unit’ did. But…teens, you have to help to. This is your future, and you need to make sure that YOU are an integral part of what’s going on. What’s the most important thing? High School. (I can hear the groans across America.) But high school is the place in this world where you establish good grades, become a part of clubs, help your community – this is where those coveted reference letters are going to come from that will help you enter the college of your choice! High school is where YOU find your way, and discover what it is that you really want to do!
Discovering your interests IS a difficult skill. When you’re in the backyard with the dog playing Cowboys and Indians (or vampires and werewolves, in this day and age), you are still at the point of wanting to ‘be’ everything from a doctor, fireman, ballerina – heck, you may even want to dress in a suit and speak your views as you get ready for a future in the Oval Office. But as time moves forward, you sit in those study halls and have plenty of time to really think about what it is you want to do in life. Teens must consider what their interests are. There is a huge world out there with more ‘cool’ jobs than ever before. Think about technology. You could be those graphic artists, designers, computer programmers – YOU could be the next Steve Jobs and set the world on fire! You must use your quiet times to imagine, go through websites, do research, and really see what’s out there! The people who love you have made the first step and put away that money you need – now it’s YOUR job not to waste it.
Mission Tuition was put together so that when you discover what it is that you want from your future, you could have it! With Mission Tuition, no matter what ‘economic’ sector you were brought up in, you would have the ability to choose that perfect college. A great deal of information is out there regarding the middle-class. Let’s face it, guys and gals, the middle-class built every part of the world you see. Bridges, houses, museums, roads – every facet of your life was created by middle-class families who worked hard and wanted more for the next generation. Mission Tuition was formed so that the middle-class had somewhere to go to save for their child’s education in a simple and FREE way. The membership with Mission Intuition is FREE, and by signing up, an “educational savings account” is opened at no cost to you! A truly easy savings plan where family members simply sign up with Mission Tuition, and…shop. Coupons, rebates, in-store discounts, online discounts – whether you shop on the Mission Tuition website, or walk through the doors of Sears, you automatically save money that goes directly into that savings account, waiting for the day when you find the perfect 529 plan to invest in.
Walgreens, FootLocker, Nordstrom, SEARS, Old Navy, K-Mart, Bloomingdales, Bass Pro Shops, AND, the latest retailers? The Home Improvement market. Mission Tuition has now teamed up with several that you already shop at, in order for you to receive all the coupons, rebates, and discounts that will be a part of the tuition needed for your child’s future. Do-it-yourself home improvement projects have become increasingly popular, especially in the current economy. As a result, Mission Tuition is now loaded with over 10,000 offers from such merchants as Lowe’s, Home Depot, K-mart, and Sears. So now when you shop for flooring, lighting, paint or any other home improvement products, you get more money back!
For the teens out there – your job is a little bit harder. Remember, after you find your interests it is time to think about what major you want and what the best college is for the future you’re seeking. A college major provides the framework for your studies and the classes you’ll need to take. Some majors like, engineering, medicine, law – these are majors that offer you specific careers. But there are others, such as liberal arts, that can give you the education you need, and provide you with many options in the real world – from art to history to writing, and more! And you should know that MOST college students change their majors at least once, so don’t let choosing a major scare you in any way. Stay curious. Even if you have an ‘inkling’ of what you would like to do, stay open to new ideas – you never know when that light bulb will go on inside the brain saying this is what I have to be!
You also HAVE to believe in yourself. All of you ‘millennials’ are growing up in a world that’s a bit frightening. You are seeing job loss, stock markets falling, wars, and more – but YOU can succeed. In fact, you are the generation that can change the world with your enormously creative ideas. If you believe you are ‘college material’ you are! It’s as simple as that. No matter what the data, statistics, or pessimists say, you CAN change the world.
One of the worst myths about life is that ONLY people with straight A’s and a high SAT® or ACT® score can get into college. That’s not true. Yes, you should do your very best to achieve good grades, but colleges have different admissions standards; if you don’t get into one, keep looking, you WILL get into another. You can even take standardized tests over and over again that will help you improve your scores. Taking them repeatedly can only work in your favor, because only your highest scores are reported to the colleges you’re interested in attending. Community colleges also can have more open admission policies. Many students begin their college experience at these schools. So remember, if you’re not perfect on tests – lower grades and lower test scores aren’t necessarily deal-breakers. If you believe in yourself, you WILL get into college, so don’t be afraid. This is your future. Regardless of what anyone else might think, you are the only one who needs to believe that you can do it!
And, finally, yes…money is a huge issue. Everything costs money, but you won’t have to find yourself in debt with school loans when your family saves money with the Mission Tuition FREE sign-up! By shopping at favorite retailers, they have already begun to save that money automatically, which was placed into the “college educational account” that is unbelievably necessary for your future.
And you can help! After-school programs, after-school jobs, joining groups such as the YMCA, or the Boys and Girls Club, and investigating your town and city clubs that offer financial aid. These are things YOU can do to make your career dreams come true!
Books cost money, room and board cost money, these are costs that some student aid won’t cover! But with Mission Tuition’s coalition of thousands of merchants nationwide, you shop with these Mission Tuition merchants and your cash rebates are deposited into your “educational savings account.” Several of these merchants even offer savings opportunities of up to 15% of your total purchase. And when you shop in-person, you receive their advertised discount right there on the spot. Mission Tuition even offers grocery store coupons. Mission Tuition will save you on the things you buy most often. With just a few clicks, you’ll have access to tons of valuable manufacturer’s coupons from the world’s most popular brands, and each coupon is redeemable at any local grocery store.
Adults: In the end, signing up for FREE with Mission Tuition is a simple, easy way to put money aside while taking the time to research the best 529 college savings plans to invest in for your child.
Teens: YOU are the one who is looking at YOUR future! So remember, BELIEVE in yourself, find your interests, and investigate everything you can do during your High School years in order to receive the education YOU want!
This is YOUR life, and it’s time to live it!
Until Next Time, Everybody.
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