What do you feel when you learn about other families’ successful kids? Jealousy? Joy? Curiosity about how they accomplished it? Maybe a bit of everything? However you feel, you want your child to be educated and successful too, a goal for every great parent.
We know our kids can be scared of many things: the dark, monsters under the bed, creepy bugs or ghosts. Parents even know how to ease a kid’s fears, by using things like dream-catchers or magical monster spray. But when it’s the parent that gets spooked, what can they use on themselves?
1. How many kids do you have? How old are they?
We have a 3 year old boy and a 3 month old girl.
How many kids do you have, and how old are they?
We have a daughter who is 15 months old.
What is your favorite family activity?
We are an outdoor family! We enjoy spending time together in the part or hiking.
What was your plan to pay for your kids’ college before U-Nest?
My plan was to use our family savings. But, when I realized that typical savings accounts don’t offer much growth of my money (because it’s not an investment), I raised my standards by looking for a different option. That’s how I heard about the 529 plan. Tax breaks and investment returns offered by 529 plans are hard to beat when the money is used for education.
College acceptance letter day: a moment every parent dreams of. The stress and anxiety of waiting are finally over, the hard work has paid off, and your kid has finally received the letter they’ve been waiting for. So your proud kid jumps up and down in excitement like a kangaroo and you feel as if you were on cloud nine! Congrats!
The U-Nest app has recently been featured as App Of The Day. Ksenia Yudina, CEO and founder of U-Nest gave an interview to the technology related online source that publishes overviews of the best and most interesting apps on the market.
In the interview, inter alia, Ksenia provided information about some of the intriguing facts pertaining the app and its development process.
You can find out more at the following link: Read The Interview
Parenthood significantly changes our lifestyle. This change begins the minute the pregnancy test is positive, which puts us in total shock and happiness, and continues to the moment when the child heads off to university. As parents, we have invested nearly two decades of our time, money, and love into this young person. It’s easy to feel disoriented when suddenly our back seat is empty and our child is in a whole new place. At the beginning, the sense of loss can feel unbearable but, after some time we can proudly enjoy it.
I remember when my neighbor Emma sent her son Leo to college. She told me, “Finally, we’re empty nesters! Now it’s all about my marriage, friendships, work, hobbies, and passions! It’s about what we’re going to do with the rest of our lives.”
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?
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.