Times are tough right now and it is hard to save money. You probably want to be able to save money to help pay for your children to get a college education, but how? There are a lot of things that you can do to help make it possible for you to save money for your kids future education. No matter how old they already are it is never too late to start saving. Just remember that the earlier you are able to start saving, the longer you have for interest to help too. Anything you are able to save for them is better than nothing. Here are a few tips to help you build that college fund.
Look at your options: There are many different programs out there for saving money for college. Do some research and find out which one has the best interest rates. Check to see if the interest rate is fixed, if not look at the history or rate changes for that plan. If the rates are low a lot, look for a different plan.
Have your children help themselves: One idea is to have your kids contribute to their savings. If they get an allowance you can give them half of it to spend and let them know that the other half is going into savings. When they get money for birthdays or holidays do the same thing, let them keep half to spend now and half goes to savings. They may not be too happy about that now, but, they will be happy it is there when they are older.
Cut out unneeded expenses: If you frequently go out to eat or buy candy from the vending machine, stop doing it. Take the money you would have spent and put it into savings. It may not seem like much but that little bit here and there will grow fast.