Since I found out that my wife and I were expecting our first child I have been trying to find ways to save money for college for my kids. Seeing that I work in higher education I see how expensive it is becoming and how much debt students today are leaving college with and to be honest I am concerned about this and about where this will be in 11-14 years when my own daughters are ready to go to college themselves.
With this in mind, my wife and I decided to join the Upromise program. What I liked about Upromise was that it provides you with a way to save without making the choice to save. What I mean by this is that it allows you to do what you normally would do in your daily life and get money back by doing it that can be used to save money for your own kids, or it also can be used to pay down your own debt if you so choose.
Upromise is easy, The Upromise credit card is one of the fastest ways to save, but you don’t have to have the card to participate in Upromise. If you do have the credit card, you simply use the Upromise Credit Card for purchases and the rewards follow you. I like that there is no fee to the program. Also at different points in the year there are great additional savings that are provided to you as a member of the program. For example, right now they are having a holiday promotion with the card where you get 11% back on all online shopping purchases made at Upromsie.com with the card. This is in addition to rewards offered by the merchant you are purchasing from. How better to shop then to receive money back, right?
Also, you can save even more money by using the Upromise Website, as on this site there are even more deals that are placed in front of you without you even knowing that they are there. The hardest part, at least for me, is remembering to actually go to the site when you are thinking about making a purchase. One of the things that do help people that are a part of the program is the Turbosaver toolbar. When you download Turbosaver it remembers you are a member of Upromise and you can receive Upromise rewards even if you start your purchase right on the merchant’s web site
I have found in exploring the site itself that the site includes things from the everyday things that you might search for, like new clothes or a new television to larger purchases such as going through the site to find a realtor to sell your house. Depending on what it is you get a certain percentage or a set amount given back to you for investment in yourself or in your family.
I have seen the amount of money that we have collected steadily rise as our daughters have gotten older and while this is not a fail safe for saving enough money to help our daughters go to college completely, it does at least provide us with something that will help them in the end which is what my hope is for them in the long run.
If you have never checked out Upromise.com, you should, as I believe that you will be impressed at what you will find!
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