Thanks for visiting our site.

It looks like you’re about to view a page that includes products we don’t offer in your state. You’re welcome to continue on the site anyway, or find a local agent to learn more about products and services available in your state and how an annual review can check to ensure your coverage is keeping up with your busy life.

×
Farm Bureau Financial Services Agent

Thanks for your interest!

I want to help you protect your auto, home, farm or business. Give me a call or send me a message to set up a time to talk.

×
College Planning

Planning for College

It’s no secret – college is expensive. In fact, at least 65 percent of jobs in the near future will require education or training beyond high school, making it a wise choice to prepare early for education expenses. Whether your child (or grandchild) is planning to attend a community college or trade school, or striving for a bachelor’s or master’s degree, a little saving can make a big dent in tuition and expenses.

Save Early

There are several savings vehicles for you to choose from. While each has its own set of rules and benefits, the one thing they have in common is the benefit of compounding interest. The earlier you establish and implement a savings plan, the more you will be able to earn and save.

Be Strategic

Use a college savings calculator to estimate potential college costs, based on your child’s age and expected high school graduation date. A calculator can help you set a target monthly savings rate that you can begin to build into your monthly budget. You may also want to consider making extra contributions at year-end or at times when you have a little extra cash on hand.

Plan Carefully

Take an honest look at your budget. It might be tempting to scale back on retirement funding to increase funding to college savings plans. But remember: there are scholarships, public and private grants, financial aid and loan opportunities to supplement college savings; but there are no loans to cover the cost of retirement. Avoid putting your own retirement goals on hold while saving for your child’s education.

Your Farm Bureau agent can help you develop a sound financial plan that accounts for education, retirement and your other goals.

It’s your future. Let’s protect it.®

Get Started

The Learning Center Plan Today. Prepare for tomorrow.

  • Help with Overspending: 5 Fixes to Get Back on Track

    Parties, vacations, holidays and more can derail your budget. Use these 5 tips to help get and keep your spending plan on track. Read Article »

  • 4 Valuable Money Lessons for Your New Graduate

    Your new graduate is ready to take on the world. These four money lessons can help them start out on the right financial foot. Read Article »

  • Investing in the Big Picture: What Does Your Future Look Like?

    Planning for your financial future can feel like a big responsibility. Consider these points as you move forward, so you can plan with confidence. Read Article »