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The Home Depot is Offering Free Kids Workshop Kits!

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You may have heard that The Home Depot has cancelled their Kid’s Workshops due to the current pandemic. They recently announced that in place of these workshops, many stores will be handing out Workshop Kits for FREE! You can GO HERE to find a Home Depot location near you, or I would suggest that you give them a call to see if they are participating. 

Reach for the Stars with Florida Prepaid College Plans and Scholastic!

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Isn’t it amazing how life can change in an instant? If you would have told me at the beginning of 2020 that I would be teaching my boys at home I probably would have laughed at you. We were so busy in the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives of school, sports, and extra-curricular activities that when we were required to stop and be at home all of the time, life definitely took an unexpected turn that I was not prepared for.

Life certainly hasn’t been easy these past few months and there have been some tears along the way. In the midst of our circumstances, I have chosen to be positive and to find happiness in the situation. This has actually been a much-needed time of refreshment, reflection, and family bonding. Sometimes we need to slow down so that we can reflect on all that we have been blessed with. One day when the boys are gone, I will look back and cherish the memories that we made while we were together. I have loved the long walks, talks with my boys, and just the extra time that we have had together as a family.

Drew is heading off to high school next year and before I know it, he will be college bound. Brady will be in 3rd grade, and that certainly doesn’t seem possible! Didn’t I just bring him home from the hospital? I am certainly excited for both of my boys and know that they have a bright future ahead. I am so thankful that they can attain their future dreams and goals and reach for the stars! Thanks to help from Florida Prepaid College Plans, these dreams and goals will one day become a reality.

Florida Prepaid understands this is an unprecedented and challenging time for families, and they are here to help us through it! I am so excited to announce that they have teamed up with Scholastic to offer at-home-learning resources! For the past few months, Scholastic has been working hard to create a wide variety of at-home learning resources, and this new joint effort with Florida Prepaid is specifically designed to help young children develop their math and social studies skills to learn about jobs, money and their future. As a parent, I can use all the help that I can get these days, and I can’t think of a better way to enhance my children’s learning than with Scholastic resources. We personally have loved Scholastic books for years, so I am thrilled to use their online learning resources to help keep my boy’s minds active while at home. There are fun, step-by-step activities for PreK through 2nd Grade. Visit http://www.scholastic.com/icanbeanything/ to download worksheets, activities and more!

Speaking of the future, did you know that Florida Prepaid College Plans has extended Open Enrollment through May 31? Use promo code SWEET1920 for your $50 application fee to be waived!

Now, more than ever, it is a great time to stop and think about your children’s future education. For as little as $44 a month your child can be on the way to a brighter tomorrow! I love the hope that Florida Prepaid continues to provide to families so that we can rest assured that our children’s college education is safe, secure, and guaranteed by the state of Florida. Join the over 1 million Florida families who have said yes and invested in their children’s future education. With the waived enrollment fee, there really is nothing to lose!

In addition, I wanted to remind you that Florida Prepaid has deferred Prepaid Plan dates until July 2020 to provide flexibility to families as they navigate the challenges related to COVID-19. The Board is also deferring all payments for April, May and June for current customers. All payments will resume July 2020, and payment schedules will be extended by three months. Families can continue to make payments as previously scheduled if they choose to do so. For 24/7 account access, please login to your account at myfloridaprepaid.com. Routine account functions can be completed online, including making one-time payments, adjusting recurring payments and adding new Plans. If you prefer, you can call the wonderful customer service team at 1-800-552-4723 and they will be happy to assist with any questions or concerns that you may have about your plan(s).

I am so excited for my boys and their future aspirations, dreams and goals! What about you? Why not help your children reach for the stars and to dream big! Sign up today for a Florida Prepaid College Plan. You will be so glad that you did! Use promo code SWEET1920 to waive your application fee. Also, don’t forget to check out http://www.scholastic.com/icanbeanything/ to download worksheets, activities and more. These resources are perfect for families at home, and they will give you the extra confidence that you need as you continue to teach your children. High-five to all of you awesome parents! We’ve got this!

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Easy Canvas Prints: 16 x 20 Canvas Print only $17.99 Shipped! (reg. $156)

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We absolutely love canvas prints in our house, and I even have an entire family wall of canvas prints dedicated to some of our favorite memories! Right now, Easy Canvas Prints is offering a 16 x 20 canvas print for only $17.99 + Free Shipping! They have deals on the other sizes as well, but this is one of the most popular options. Canvas prints are such a great way to enhance your photos into memories that will last a lifetime!

GO HERE to check it out!

Have Fun at Home with DIY Dunkin’ Donut Kits!

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The past several months have been challenging for many of us. From schooling our children at home and cooking endless meals, to keeping the kiddos entertained for hours on end, and so much more, the reality of it all has set in. We could all use some extra joy in our lives right now, and Dunkin’ is here to bring some happiness to your family!

Dunkin’ recently introduced DIY Donut Kits in several markets across the United States. These DIY Dunkin’ Donut Kits are complete with donut rings, different types of frosting and a variety of sprinkles, giving kids the opportunity to decorate their own donut creations right at home! 

I recently had the opportunity to brighten the day of several families here in the Tampa Bay area with these DIY Donut Kits. As you can see from the smiles on the kid’s faces, the DIY Donut Kits were a huge success! It gives me such great joy to bring just a little bit of happiness and smiles to people’s faces during these difficult times. I want to give a huge thank you to manager Garnett and her team at the Dunkin’ at Countryway in Tampa for providing me with these kits to share. I had so much fun spreading the Dunkin’ love!

If you want to bring some happiness to your family, or perhaps you would like to brighten someone’s day, be sure to check your local Dunkin’ to see if these kits are available. You can GO HERE for more details. These kits are a great way to gather the family around the table and spend some time together!

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Florida Prepaid College Plans Open Enrollment Extension & Payment Deferral

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Life has changed a lot this past month. From homeschooling my boys to the endless amounts of laundry and cooking, and everything in between, I often feel overwhelmed. Am I doing a good job? Are my boys learning? Are we making the most of this time at home? It is during these moments of defeat, that I stop and realize that all of this is temporary. Happier days are ahead, but for now, I am living in the moment and treasuring these times that we have at home. Instead of complaining, I am choosing happiness! I am choosing to enjoy the extra baking and cooking, the daily bike rides and walks, and yes, even the extra piles of laundry.

Before I know it, my precious boys are going to be leaving and heading off to pursue their own dreams and goals. I want them to look back on these times and to treasure the moments that we have had together as a family. I know that the challenges and circumstances we are currently facing will prepare them for what is to come. They will be strong, courageous young men and for that I am thankful.

As I sit at the table and watch my boys do their schoolwork, I often ponder on all that I have to be thankful for. Honestly, I am overwhelmed with the blessings in my life and never want to take those for granted. I am also thankful for the peace of mind that I have in knowing that Florida Prepaid College Plans is here for us.

Florida Prepaid College Plans knows what families are going through and they are committed to their mission of making college savings attainable and affordable for Florida families while providing flexibility and financial relief during this time. In fact, earlier this year Florida Prepaid announced a huge rollback in Florida Prepaid Plans pricing! Pricing is the lowest that it has been in 5 years! Now, more than ever, it is a great time to start thinking about your children’s future education.

Florida Prepaid College Plans Deferral

I have some other good news! To help in this time of uncertainty, Florida Prepaid College Plans is deferring Prepaid Plan payment due dates until July 2020 to provide flexibility to families as they navigate the challenges related to COVID-19. The Board is also deferring all payments for April, May and June for current customers. All payments will resume July 2020, and payment schedules will be extended by three months. Families can continue to make payments as previously scheduled if they choose to do so. For 24/7 account access, please login to your account at myfloridaprepaid.com. Routine account functions can be completed online, including making one-time payments, adjusting recurring payments and adding new Plans. If you prefer, you can call the wonderful customer service team at 1-800-552-4723 and they will be happy to assist with any questions or concerns that you may have about your plan(s).

Florida Prepaid College Plans Open Enrollment Has Been Extended

As I mentioned previously, today is the perfect time to start thinking about your children’s future education. In addition to Prepaid College Plans payment deferral, Open Enrollment has been extended through May 31, and they are waiving the $50 application fee with promo code SWEET1920! This is exciting news!

What does extended Open Enrollment mean for you? With plan pricing the lowest that it has been in five years, you can open up a Florida Prepaid College Plan for as low as $44 a month! At pricing this low, and the waived application fee, there is nothing to lose. I love the hope that Florida Prepaid continues to provide to families so that we can know our children’s college education is safe, secure and guaranteed by the state of Florida.

As a parent, I invest in my boy’s lives on a daily basis. Investing in their future education on a long-term basis is something that I want to plan for now. Even though times may be uncertain, I cannot put a price tag on my boy’s education. Now is the time to invest. You too can invest in your children’s future plans and dreams with a Florida Prepaid College Plan. Lock in future college costs today and sign up using promo code SWEET1920 for your application fee to be waived. Join the over 1 million Florida families who have said yes to Florida Prepaid and have invested in their children’s future education.

Take a deep breath, friends. We will get through these days of uncertainty TOGETHER! In the meantime, will you join me in being joyful about the little things?

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15 Games Under $10!

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We are in uncertain time right now, but I firmly believe that we need to try and live our lives as normal as possible. I love to play games with the boys as it really is a great time to bond and to have fun in the midst of all that may be happening in our world. Here is a huge list of 15 games that I found on Amazon for under $10 each shipped to your door with Amazon Prime! (please note that these prices are current at the time of this post and prime shipping may take longer than the regular 2 day shipping period for this time)

Hasbro Jenga Octagon Game $7.78

Hasbro Connect 4 Game $7.88

Yahtzee $5.99

Jenga Mini $3.99

Clue $7.88

Guess Who? Classic Game $9.97

Sorry! Game $9.99

Connect Four $7.88

Trouble Game $7.88

Orangutwang Kids Game $9.99

Ants in the Pants $9.21

Don’t Spill the Beans $9.26

Boggle Classic Game $9.99

Like Ducks to Water $8.99

Let’s Go Fishin $9.99

+ so much more HERE!

Planning for the Future with Florida Prepaid College Plans

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March is here, and that means spring is in the air! While many kids and parents are preparing for spring break, this is also a great time to think about opening a Florida Prepaid College Plan. Don’t forget that Open Enrollment is now through April 30, and you can use promo code SWEET1920 to save $25 off your enrollment fee!

With Florida Prepaid College Plans, you can start saving for your child’s college education early. In fact, did you know that many parents open a Florida Prepaid College Plan for their child when they are born? Not only is this a wise decision that will help your child to attend college with little or no cost, but it will also keep your child from going into debt with college loans. The average student loan debt is over $31,000. Think of how long that would take your child to pay off that debt! Wouldn’t it be amazing if your child could graduate from college debt free? It can be done thanks to help from Florida Prepaid College Plans!

I have decided that there are things in life I am willing to sacrifice so that my children can have a good education. Just think, if you gave up a cup of coffee or snack at your favorite coffee shop several times per week you could be putting that money towards a Florida Prepaid College Plan for your child! In fact, Florida Prepaid College Plans are the lowest price that they have been in over 5 years with plans starting at just $44 per month!

Florida Prepaid College Plans allows you to plan for your child’s future education without stressing and worrying about the details. They do it all for you! Simply pick the plan that fits into your savings goals and lock in the cost of college for less! You will get such peace of mind in knowing that your child’s future is covered. In addition, Florida Prepaid College Plans are  guaranteed by the State of Florida — you will never lose your investment.

Which Schools Accept Florida Prepaid College Plans?

One of the biggest concerns that I hear from many parents is not knowing which Florida Schools accept Florida Prepaid College Plans. The answer to this question is almost all of them! While Florida Prepaid Plans were designed to be used at in-state public institutions, the amount covered by the plan can also be used at technical and vocational schools. Both Florida Prepaid College Plans and Florida 529 Savings Plans benefits may be applied to any eligible educational institution, as defined in s. 529 of the Internal Revenue Code. See the entire list of schools by using the Federal School Code search through the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid Office. I have the entire list for you below as to which Florida Colleges and Universities that accept Florida Prepaid Plans.

Florida Colleges and Universities that Accept Florida Prepaid College Plans:

  1. Broward College – Fort Lauderdale
  2. Chipola College – Marianna
  3. College of Central Florida – Ocala
  4. Daytona State College – Daytona Beach
  5. Eastern Florida State College – Cocoa
  6. Florida Gateway College – Lake City
  7. Florida Keys Community College – Key West
  8. Florida SouthWestern State College – Fort Myers
  9. Florida State College at Jacksonville – Jacksonville
  10. Gulf Coast State College – Panama City
  11. Hillsborough Community College – Tampa
  12. Indian River State College – Fort Pierce
  13. Lake-Sumter State College – Sumterville
  14. Miami Dade College – Miami
  15. North Florida Community College – Madison
  16. Northwest Florida State College – Niceville
  17. Palm Beach State College – Lake Worth
  18. Pasco-Hernando State College – New Port Richey
  19. Pensacola State College – Pensacola
  20. Polk State College – Winter Haven
  21. Santa Fe College – Gainesville
  22. Seminole State College – Sanford
  23. South Florida State College – Avon Park
  24. St. Petersburg College – St. Petersburg
  25. St. Johns River State College – Palatka
  26. State College of Florida – Manatee-Sarasota
  27. Tallahassee Community College – Tallahassee
  28. Valencia College – Orlando
  29. Florida A&M University – Tallahassee
  30. Florida Atlantic University – Boca Raton
  31. Florida Gulf Coast University – Fort Myers
  32. Florida International University – Miami
  33. Florida Polytechnic University – Lakeland
  34. Florida State University – Tallahassee
  35. New College of Florida – Sarasota
  36. University of Central Florida – Orlando
  37. University of Florida – Gainesville
  38. University of North Florida – Jacksonville
  39. University of South Florida – Tampa
  40. University of West Florida – Pensacola

Do Private Schools Accept Florida Prepaid College Plans?

The answer is YES! With your Florida Prepaid Plan, the value that you pay to the other schools is the same as they would have paid to a Florida school. Even if you save with a traditional Prepaid Plan and your child decides to attend private school, you can still use your plan, you are just responsible for the difference. This is so great to know! I think most people are under the impression that their child has to attend a state school with Florida Prepaid and that is simply not the case.

Can My Child Attend an Out of State School?

I have good news! Your Florida Prepaid College Plan travels too! The plan will pay the same amount as it would pay at a public college or university in Florida. Plus, if your child returns to a Florida school, the Plan qualifies them for in-state tuition. I would encourage you to check out the full list of these schools by using the Federal School Code Search through the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid Office.

How Do I Get Started With Florida Prepaid College Plans?

Now that you know a little bit about which colleges and universities accept Florida Prepaid College Plans, you are ready to start saving for your child’s future! I realize that many people such as myself may be on a strict budget and don’t feel that they have the extra money to set aside towards a college fund for their children. Think again! My husband I personally love Florida Prepaid because they make saving for college easy, affordable and stress free! Florida Prepaid has plans for every budget.

I would suggest that you use the Florida Prepaid Pricing Tool. This tool is a fantastic resource that will help you calculate exactly how much your monthly payments will be for each plan. You simply enter the child’s date of birth and it will give you the monthly cost for each plan! See, I  told you that they make it super easy! There is NO reason to not invest!

When it comes to plan options, there are many different options available. May I suggest that if you are looking for a budget-friendly option that you start small with the 1-Year University Plan? This is the plan that we enrolled Brady with last year and I could not be more pleased. It is such a flexible option and even allows for different family members to purchase an additional year if they want to, adding up to 4 years! It is better to start small than not have anything at all. You can see the entire list of plans available HERE.

So, what are you waiting for? Join my family and the over 1 million other Florida families who have already invested with Florida Prepaid! When you invest in the gift of education, you are giving your children to the opportunity to be the leaders of tomorrow! I am so thankful for Florida Prepaid and we know that Brady has a wonderful future ahead of him thanks to help from our Florida Prepaid College Plan! Use promo code SWEET1920 to save $25 off your application fee. Open Enrollment is now through April 30.

Do you still have questions? Be sure to visit the Florida Prepaid College Plans FAQ question page HERE. In addition, I have several other posts HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE that may also help answer your questions!

Creating the Perfect Nursery

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Creating a nursery is so much fun, but no matter how prepared you feel, it’s hard knowing where to start. When I was creating Brady’s nursery, I had no idea where to start. There are so many things that you are supposed to buy, so many things that you are supposed to do, and it can be very overwhelming. If you are in the same boat when it comes to creating a nursery for your bundle of joy that is on the way, keep reading. Here are a few ways that you can create a special and perfect nursery for your bundle:

Consider Your Space

First of all, you absolutely need to consider your space. What do you have room for? When it comes to creating a nursery (especially if it is your first one), it is very important to crawl before you can walk, no pun intended. Make sure you are not getting too carried away with all of the crazy things that you see on Pinterest and instead, focus on what is practical and what you can fit in your space.

The first thing you need to consider, like I mentioned, is the amount of available space that you have. You do not want the room to look too cluttered, so you might have to cut back on some of the non-essentials and only choose essential items, such as a crib, a recliner or rocker, and a dresser/changing table.

My favorite way to help yourself out with this process is by creating a tentative floor plan. Draw a rough outline of the room and then pencil in each piece of furniture. Of course, sizing will probably be off, but this gives you a great start before you actually take the time to measure.

However, you do not have to consider your space if you are moving, which a lot of couples choose to do when finding out that they are having a baby. If this sounds like your situation, make sure that you are making sure that the home works for you now and in the future, as well. So, look at the nursery size, consider the number of bathrooms and what is in the bathrooms (is the tub safe, etc.), will the home have a playroom, etc. Tell your real estate agent that you are expecting and need a home that is safe for your baby-to-be. The reason why you need to be so specific with your wants and needs is because “purchasing a property is most likely the biggest financial decision you will ever make. Whether this is your first purchase or you are an experienced buyer, this decision must be made carefully,” according to Erin King with Jax Historic Realty. “Erin, who previously worked in financial services and holds an MBA with an economics focus, brings a deep understanding of buying and selling historic homes. He enjoys sharing that knowledge with clients, from how to fit a 21st century lifestyle into a historic home and where to seek financing for renovation with a home purchase, to accurately pricing homes in Historic Districts such as Riverside, Avondale, Ortega, Springfield, Murray Hill, and San Marco. Erin, who prides himself on close attention to detail and quick response to clients, has put together a support team of contractors and other professionals who help transactions go smoothly.” So, no matter if you are looking for old homes for sale in San Marco, or a new build, talk with Erin, or your personal real estate agent to make sure that you are getting what you need for your growing family.

Choose A Color Palette

Next up: choose a color palette! This is a really fun part. Do you know that you are having a girl? Maybe you will go with a blush pink color, or periwinkle blue with a hint of purple in it. If you are having a boy, consider a gorgeous light blue color, or maybe an emerald green accent wall. There are so many colors to choose from and this just makes the process very real and fun. When you do choose a color palette, consider the nursery furniture, your flooring, and any ‘unchangeable’ items first. Then, you can choose all of the colors for the walls and decor options. My friend, Alex, chose to go with all neutrals: white, cream, and light beige, with just a few pops of light blush. I think that is a beautiful color palette for her first baby girl. Plus, it is simple enough to last a while.

Know Your Needs vs. Wants

Any new mom or dad is going to go a little crazy and that is okay, but definitely take the time to consider what is a need and what is a want, or you will end up with a very cluttered room, which is not so great or practical and it will only make your life harder in the long run. Diapers? Obviously that is a need. Wipes? Same. A cute unicorn jumpy house? Uhhh… maybe that is not so practical, especially not for a newborn. You get the point! What is a need vs. a want is somewhat similar for everyone, but it is also based on what will make your life easier as a parent. There is no right or wrong way to parent and you just need to see what works best for you! 

Add Personalized Touches

Last but not least, add personalized touches. Have you picked out a name yet? Maybe consider adding it above her or his crib. Do you have a special blanket picked out? Maybe embroider his or her name on the blanket. This is not only a cute touch, but also a great keepsake to have in the future. There are so many ways to add personalized touches to a nursery and in my opinion, it is the best part, so have fun with it.

Help Pursue Your Child’s Dreams with a Florida Prepaid College Plan + 2020 Promo Code!

This post is sponsored by Florida Prepaid College Plans. Use Florida Prepaid College Plans promo code SWEET1920 to save on your application fee. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy.

Can you believe that February is here? This is an exciting time on so many levels, but I am particularly thrilled because this means that it is time for Open Enrollment with Florida Prepaid College Plans. We have a prepaid plan for our son Brady, and it thrills me as I stop to think about how this is going to impact his life one day. Even though he is only 8 years old, planning ahead is vital! We are excited to be a part of the more than one million families that Florida Prepaid has helped to save for college! This has been one of the best decisions that we have ever made!

If you have not yet taken the opportunity to sign up your child for a Florida Prepaid College Plan, this is the year to do so as plans are at the lowest prices that they have been in 5 years! Florida Prepaid is committed to making college savings affordable for Floridians. In fact, a recent announcement was made that impacts many Florida families to offer them a huge rollback in Florida Prepaid Plans pricing! Price reductions are due to successive years of lower than anticipated tuition and fee increases. (These price reductions impact plans purchased in 2008 and later) This price reduction has impacted families of over 224,000 students, and nearly half of the customers have refunds totaling $500 million dollars! My family and I personally were a part of this impact and our monthly plan was significantly lowered. Because of this price reduction, we hope to pay off our plan much sooner than anticipated!

I am extremely passionate about Florida Prepaid College Plans and the affect that they are having on my son Brady’s future education. It gives my husband and I such joy and peace of mind to know that Brady is going to have a bright and successful future ahead of him thanks to help from our Florida Prepaid College Plan.

Can I encourage you to start 2020 off in the right direction? It’s not too late to make another resolution for the year! In fact, why not make your child’s future education a top priority this year? You can make this happen! For a limited time, you can get special reduced pricing on all 529 Prepaid Plans! In addition, through February 29, Florida Prepaid College Plans is waiving the $50 enrollment fee! That is right, when you use Florida Prepaid College Plans Promo Code SWEET1920 your application fee is 100% waived! There is no reason to not take advantage of this amazing offer!

How does Florida Prepaid College Plans make saving for college simple and secure?

  1. Affordable pricing

Florida Prepaid College Plans offers plans that fit into any budget. Plans start at just $44 per month. I suggest that you start a plan for your child as soon as they are born. Don’t wait until the last minute to set aside money for college. The time to start saving is now! If you received a Christmas bonus or have a tax refund in your future why not put that money to good use and start saving for your children’s future education?

  1. Peace of mind

Don’t lay awake at night worrying about how you are going to pay for your child’s college education. With Florida Prepaid College Plans, you have a guaranteed investment into your child’s future and there is nothing to lose. Decide which plan is the most convenient for your family and sign up! You will lock in future college costs and worry less about how you are going to pay for college. As a mom who tends to worry about my boys’ and their future when it comes to college, this helps me sleep so much better at night! Also, with Florida Prepaid College Plans, you will never lose your investment. It is a win-win for sure!

  1. Flexible Plan Options

You may not be aware of this, but there are actually 5 different Florida Prepaid Plans that are available to choose from! I would suggest that you look at each plan carefully and then decide which one is best for your child. As a parent, I also appreciate that these plans can be used at technical and vocational school.

When you stop to think about how this decision is going to impact your child for the rest of their life, it really puts things into perspective!

*2-Year Florida College Plan- This is the most affordable way to earn an AA degree from a Florida College and guaranteed admission to one of Florida’s State Universities.  

*4-Year Florida College Plan- This is the most convenient and affordable way to earn a bachelor’s degree from a Florida College in high-demand fields.

*2 + 2 Florida Plan- Best of both worlds…save money on lower-level courses while receiving a bachelor’s degree from one of Florida’s State Universities.

*1-Year Florida University Plan–Most flexible plan allows you or other family members to buy one year of State University at a time as your budget allows, up to four years.

 *4-Year Florida University Plan- This is the most popular plan and offers the widest variety of bachelor’s degree options from one of Florida’s 12 State Universities.

*Review the benefits of each Florida Prepaid College Plan HERE.

*Get personalized monthly payment pricing and estimates for each plan based on your child’s birth date HERE.

How is it possible that my Brady is 8 years old? It really does seem like just yesterday that I was holding him in my arms after his quick entrance into this world. How can he be so independent and not require my help for as many things as he used to? Even though he is growing up, I am so thankful for many more snuggles and memories that are to come before he heads off to college! I am going to blink and he will be gone. In the meantime, I can’t help but be thankful for our Florida Prepaid College Plan. When the day comes for Brady to head out the door to pursue his dreams and passions, we will be ready! I will have such peace of mind knowing that our preparation for this day when he was little was so worth it! Are you ready?

What are you waiting for? Join my family and so many others who have made their children’s education a priority. Start saving today and begin investing towards your children’s future tomorrow! Use Florida Prepaid College Plans Promo Code SWEET1920 for your application fee to be 100% waived!

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The Tampa Bay New Car + Truck Show is Coming November 15-17 + Enter to WIN Four Tickets!

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Calling all car lovers! The Tampa Auto Show is coming to the Tampa Convention Center November 15-17!  

From new model introductions to automotive industry innovations, the Tampa Bay New Car and Truck Show presented by MotorTrend, serves as a stage for automakers and suppliers to showcase their products and technologies. Auto enthusiasts, casual drivers, families and those curious about the latest innovations in today’s automotive industry will enjoy the offerings that the three-day event holds.

Attendees are invited to get behind the wheel and take an up-close look at hundreds of vehicles in the impressive lineup of more than 450 new 2020 model-year cars, trucks, crossovers and more. Featuring exclusive test drive opportunities, kid-friendly activities, and high end exotics, there is something for everyone at this year’s Tampa Bay Car + Truck Show! 

HOURS + TIMES:

Hours and times for the Tampa Bay Car + Truck show are Friday, November 15, Noon. – 10 p.m., Saturday, November 16, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. , and Sunday, November 17, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Tampa Convention Center 333 S Franklin Street Tampa, FL 33602

Representatives from leading automotive manufacturers will be at the show to answer questions and provide information on the latest vehicles. Presented by the Clearwater Automobile Dealers Association, St. Petersburg Automobile Dealers Association and the Tampa Bay Area New Automobile Dealers Association, The Tampa Bay Car & Truck Show is produced by Motor Trend Auto Shows, LLC, the nation’s largest auto show producer.

GET YOUR TICKETS:
Admission to the event is $12 for adults (13 and over); $5 for seniors (62 and older with ID), and military and first responders (w/any DOD ID); and free for children 12 and under. Advance sale E-tickets can be purchased at www.AutoShowTampa.com. You can Purchase online now and save $1 on adult tickets! 

ENTER TO WIN FOUR TICKETS:

Thanks to the Tampa Auto Show I am giving away four tickets! All you need to do is a leave a comment on this post. Winners will be chosen on Thursday, November 14.