Families of U-Nest: Olga with Alexa and Dasha

Families of U-Nest: Olga with Alexa and Dasha

How many kids do you have, and how old are they?

I have two kids: identical twin girls. They are almost ten years old now.

 

What is your favorite family activity?

For us, the most important thing is to be together whatever we do! It can be traveling, going to the movie theater, or staying home. We really enjoy hanging out with friends who have kids as well.

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Education is Our Children’s Secret Weapon

Education is Our Children’s Secret Weapon

At the beginning of life, children are all very similar: weak, dependent, and helpless. But over the years with time and hard work, they transform into strong, independent, and thoughtful adults. People become who they are through three main factors: where they grow up, the people that surround them, and, most importantly, their education.

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A Mom’s Perspective: Saving for Your Kids’ Education Can Be Simple

A Mom’s Perspective: Saving for Your Kids’ Education Can Be Simple

How often do we ask ourselves why life can’t be easier? Modern life looks like a chaotic, frenzied spiral, where we constantly trying to balance the demands of raising children, achieving success, and earning money. It’s tiring. Raising children is hard, we have to worry about our kids education & saving money for a better future.

Like most parents, I believe that a great college education will bring my two children the best chance for a better, more prosperous future. But the eye-popping cost of college and mounting student debt have created real concerns about how to answer the ultimate question: how can we afford to send our kids to college?

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Retirement or Kids? Five Reasons Why Kids Should Come First

Retirement or Kids? Five Reasons Why Kids Should Come First

Would you be willing to postpone your retirement by two years if it meant your children could attend the college of their choice without taking out expensive student loans?

In 2007, Savingsforcollege.com conducted an online poll asking parents this exact question. If you have kids of your own, you’re probably not surprised that over 80% of respondents said they would postpone their retirement by two full years if their child could attend the college of his or her choice without taking on more debt.

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Planning For Your Child’s Education Makes You A Better Parent

Planning For Your Child’s Education Makes You A Better Parent

Being a parent is hard. We totally get it!

And even so, every parent is always striving to be better and most importantly, to ensure their children have bright future. It can often be daunting task, but parents are relentless and will not back down.

When it comes to parenting and taking care of kids, one of the most discussed topics is education. Education is one of the best ways to ensure your kids have bright future – and there are many reasons why that is the case. But when it comes to education, there are always those additional worries and troubles, such as saving money for college. This can often be a daunting task, however – there are excellent plans and ways to make that experience easy.

Everyone wants to be a good, better parent – so here is a way to be exactly that.

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How Michigan Launched a College Savings Program That Jump Started the 529 Plan Across America

How Michigan Launched a College Savings Program That Jump Started the 529 Plan Across America

If you’re a typical parent, it’s likely you’ve never heard of the Michigan Education Trust (MET) but it spearheaded the 529 plan movement. Proposed in 1986, this program was intended to “help parents guarantee their children the opportunity of a Michigan college education.” This new fund afforded parents the option to pay a nominal stipulated amount in return for the state agreeing to pay tuition at any Michigan public college.

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