Wednesday

Win a Florida 529 Savings Plan! #startingisbelieving

This post is sponsored by the Florida Prepaid College Board, through my role as a Believer Blogger. All thoughts are my own. 
The Florida 529 Savings Plan Scholarship Program and you could be one of 10 lucky winners of a $529 scholarship deposited into a Florida 529 Savings Plan account.
You can enter anytime between May 15th and June 11th. Visit HERE daily (You must be a Florida resident, 18 or over.)
Nothing stopping this guy from success! 

For me, it's simple. I had student loans that I would probably still be paying off if my parents hadn't paid them off for me from inheritance they received.  The last thing I want for my own child is to go to college and get out into the world with his own family and have insurmountable bills to pay. I don't want that. I am going to now, do everything I can. I have a prepaid plan for him and I know that I still need more in it. 

The average student debt of borrowers in the state of Florida is almost $24,000, and over half of the 2015 college graduates had student loan debt, according to the Institute for College Access & Success' recently released report on student debt. It's time to ensure that your child and mine are not going to have this problem. 

May 29th is National 529 day and Florida Prepaid is trying to increase awareness about college savings and the Florida 529 Savings Plan. In celebration of 529 Day, Florida Prepaid is giving 10 Florida families $529 in a Florida 529 Savings Plan!

Don't wait! Starting is Believing!



Friday

Arise! Change is coming!

So today I will post it... I have to change. I have traveled down an unhealthy road and I don't even recognize myself. I know that others see me this way, but I still see the fit and healthy girl I used to be. I am ready to see her again!

I am ready to "consecrate" myself.  Just like Joshua told the Israelites in Joshua 3:5. "Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you." Consecrate means make or declare (something, typically a church) sacred; dedicate formally to a religious or divine purpose. I see this as me saying loudly that I am done being unhealthy. I am ready to treat the body that the Lord gave me as I should treat it. I realize that the Israelites were preparing for something a whole lot bigger than my health, but as I have been reading through Joshua with the help of a devotional written by a good friend. (Move! When God's Deliverance Requires Man's Obedience 31 Devotions by Amy Rogers) As I have been reading, I have been hearing God tell me that I need to put Him first. I need to take care of what He has given me.  I have not. I have been taking all that I wanted without even thinking of Him. 

I am not 100% sure of how I am going to start this, but just as God told Joshua in 8:1-2, I just need to go. I don't need to think about it.  It's time to arise!

So... here I go!

Wednesday

Last Call for Florida Prepaid Open Enrollment #startingisbelieving

Don't forget to sign up! Open Enrollment ends February 28th!


One big priority these days is doing everything I can to make sure that my son, Bryce goes to college! I don't want there to be any excuse for him not to have a college education. There were some concerns for us at first though... 

I didn't want him to be limited to staying in Florida for school.  Turns out that the amount covered by your Prepaid Plan can be used at schools nationwide!  We also wondered what would happen if we moved out of state. We would no longer have in-state tuition? Well, we found out that we would still be billed for in-state tuition rates! Wow! What a benefit! And God forbid, what would happen if he doesn't go to college (of course this would be only if he were drafted into the MLB... haha) Well, if he doesn't go to college, we can change the beneficiary of the Prepaid plan or get our money back!

So really, there is no excuse! Sign up today! Have you signed up yet? Tell me below. 




Get signed up today! Go to Florida PrePaid Plans and use promo code BLOG1617 and get 50% off the application fee! 



Monday

No Student Loans for Us Please! #startingisbelieving



Get your 2016 Florida Prepaid Promo Code below. 
This post is sponsored by the Florida Prepaid College Board, through my role as a Believer Blogger. All thoughts are my own. 



The Future... it is coming sooner than we think. So how do we prepare for it? It's going to be here soon whether we are ready or not.  As moms, as parents, we want the best for our kids. We want them to finish High School and go to College. But what happens when that time comes to pay for college? Will you be ready? Will your children have to take out student loans to pay? 
This is my reason for having a prepaid plan!

There is a way to help and it doesn't involve crazy student loan payment plans.  Florida Prepaid will help you get prepared for your children to go to college. Open Enrollment is ending soon on February 28th. Don't delay!  Use promo code BLOG1617 and get 50% off the application fee!






There are different plans to choose from.
2016 / 2017 Pricing





Monthly

4-Year Florida University Plan
Newborn
$186.28

1-Year Florida University Plan
Newborn
$46.61

2+2 Florida Plan
Newborn
$147.24

4-Year Florida College Plan
Newborn
$116.98

2-Year Florida College Plan
Newborn
$54.20


If your child isn't a newborn, you can still get in! The monthly prices will be a bit higher, but it's better to start now rather than never!  The time is now!