Savingforcollege.com Joins College Savings Plans in Promoting "529 Day"

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Many states are promoting May 29 (5/29) as a day with special meaning for parents of college-bound children, and are looking to boost interest and participation in their 529 savings programs with various sweepstakes, contests and incentives.

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In honor of National College Savings Day taking place on May 29, 2012, Savingforcollege.com is helping to increase 529 plan awareness by acknowledging the various contests, sweepstakes and events held by individual state college-savings plans. As the country's leading authority on 529 plans, Savingforcollege.com is also spearheading its own 529 Day promotions.

A list of thirteen different promotional events has been compiled thus far by Savingforcollege.com as part of its "Celebrate 529 Day" coverage and includes everything from a $100 hourly giveaway in Ohio to two separate $5,529 sweepstakes contests in Georgia and Oklahoma.

Savingforcollege.com itself will be joining the festivities on May 29 by hosting its first-ever Twitter Party in an effort to spur awareness of 529 plans and conversation about the benefits of college-savings plans. Anyone can partake in the hour-long event by registering a Twitter handle and tweeting their questions and opinions related to college savings. Several participants will be selected at random to receive prizes.

"We've recently participated in several other Twitter parties as part of the research for this event," said Marie Osypian, Chief Operating Officer of JFH Innovative LLC. "It's great fun, and we think ours will help answer a lot of questions about 529 plans as well as drive home the need for American parents to begin saving effectively for future college expenses."

As part of another 529 Day promotion, free electronic downloads of Savingforcollege.com's Family Guide to College Savings will be available in several formats until May 29. This easy-to-read guide is perfect for any new parents or grandparents who are exploring their options in planning and saving for college, and complements all of the other 529 Day promotions taking place around the country.

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JFH Innovative LLC
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