You say your kids don’t need one more thing? I hear you!
Rather than getting another toy that will be forgotten by the New Year, consider investing in a gift that will help your child succeed for a lifetime!
The Guaranteed Education Tuition Program, or GET, is Washington State’s 529 prepaid college tuition program. You prepay for all or some of the tuition your child will need in the future at today’s prices!
GET makes it easy for parents, grandparents, and other family members to gift units. You can even print out cards right from their site!
It’s a GREAT gift from grandparents, especially if they’d like to honor a baby or young child who is really too young to understand presents anyway, and the sooner you start saving, the better!
As I’ve mentioned before, we’ve been a GET family since our boys were babies, and we feel so good knowing that we’ll be able to send them to college when they’re ready. My mom always gives them a little extra towards their accounts on their birthdays, and it’s a great way to celebrate those milestones. Do they appreciate it now? Not really…but we know when they’re receiving their diplomas they’ll remember all the special people in their lives who helped them get there (You can use GET accounts for nearly any technical school or public or private college or university in the country, btw).