The high school graduation clock starts counting down as soon as your child is born. The golden ticket that is a college degree can offer your child a bright future and prosperous career, while giving you the peace of mind that everything will be ok. However, planning to save for this bright future is tough for many families. According to Sallie Mae, only 6 in 10 parents are saving for college, and although savings have been the highest since 2013, most families only have $18,135 saved towards higher education.

Almost every parent is thrust into the situation of planning their child’s educational future with little preparation or education regarding the investment options available. The cost of education has been skyrocketing for many years. Most parents have saved under $20,000 for their child’s future – this does not cover one year of fees, books, tuition and housing at a state run public university.  The sticker price for a four-year degree at a private school is eye-watering and simply keeps inflating year-on-year.

Graduates these are days are finding it increasingly difficult to purchase their first home, start a family, pay off loans and save for retirement. We know that no parent wants this future for their child and we understand how frustrating it can be when it comes to putting money aside for college.

Save With U-Nest – It’s Simple  & Easy

We simplify the process of setting the right plan and automate each step in the process.

By using the U-Nest application, you can provide your child with the bright future they deserve. For as little as $25 per month, you can help your kids achieve their dreams.

The U-Nest would love to help you build for your family’s future!

Disclosure

College Savings Calculator is a hypothetical tool that demonstrates how monthly contributions, age-based asset rebalancing, and tax savings may impact the long-term value of your account, and do not take into account a portfolio’s underlying investment management fees. Calculations assume the private institution cost inflation is 2.8%, public out of state cost inflation is 3.9%, public in state cost inflation is 2.7%. Portfolio is assumed to have only stocks and bonds. Monthly equity returns are based on the historical data from the 10-year track record of the stock market (SPY). Monthly fixed income returns are based on the historical data from the 10-year track record of the bond market index (AGG). The current college expenses are provided by the collegeboard.org. Actual account performance may differ due to market fluctuations, changes in recurring investments, and asset allocation. The information provided here is for illustrative purposes only and does not represent actual or future performance of any investment option and is not intended to predict or project the investment performance of any security or index.