Saving for college is more important than ever before. By 2018, 70% of jobs in the state of Washington will require some form of higher education, which means today’s young children are going to need more advanced training, technical skills, a knowledge of the liberal arts and hands-on experience when they are ready to enter the workforce in the future. Preparing now for your children’s future education needs is critical to their success. In fact, a recent study by Washington University in St. Louis found that children with a dedicated college savings account in their name are seven times more likely to graduate from high school and continue on with a post-secondary education than those who do not. Just as important as the act of saving is the message to your children that college is a part of their future.
In this section you will learn: