Give a Life-Changing Gift This Holiday Season with The Education Plan®

Santa Fe, New Mexico, UNITED STATES

Santa Fe, NM, Dec. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The holiday season offers an opportunity to give a unique gift that will have a lasting, positive impact on the lives of your loved ones. Consider opening an account or making a gift contribution to an existing account with The Education Plan®—New Mexico’s 529 college savings plan.

“In the uncertainty of 2020, this year’s holiday season is a good time to look forward to a better future,” said Ted Miller, Executive Director of the Education Trust Board of New Mexico, the state agency that administers The Education Plan®. “With the gift of a college savings plan, you’re investing in the future and helping to ensure that student loan debt is less of a factor for your children—or for your grandchildren.”

Plans are easy to set up and can be started for as little as $1. While regular contributions provide the biggest impact on account growth long-term, any contributions that fit into your budget will make a difference. Higher education can lead to better employment opportunities, providing a more secure future for loved ones.

If your loved one already has a 529 account, a gift can be made directly to that account.  Just ask the account owner to send you the necessary information or a gifting link, and you can make a gift to the account either by check or online.

“Studies have shown that a 529 college savings plan can make a tremendous difference,” added Miller. “With as little as $500 saved, a child is three times as likely to go to college and four times as likely to graduate. In today’s workforce, higher education is the starting point for a successful career. Rather than gifting one-time items, opt for a gift that will pave the way to a brighter future.” 

In addition to making a thoughtful holiday gift, The Education Plan® has many benefits. Contributions are tax-deductible on some state income tax returns and grow tax-free, and there is no tax when funds are used for qualified education expenses. The plan can be used to pay for tuition at a traditional college, community college, professional school or trade school, as well as other expenses including books, computers, software, room and board and meal plans.

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