Talk about financial responsibility as part of teaching your children about saving for college.

4 Ways to Encourage Children to Save for College

Share 529 plan account statements and match contributions to involve children in saving for college.

Talk about financial responsibility as part of teaching your children about saving for college.
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"When children know there's money set aside for college, it raises the expectations they have in themselves," Ellis says. They can see how their money grows, and that now they need to get good grades and apply themselves.

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