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Upcoming Webinars

 

Washington Youth Financial Wellness Forum - Building a Savings Culture for Students and Families

The littlest people today are the workforce of tomorrow and shaping their financial identity starts with financial education. The webinar will feature the benefits of combining financial education with youth savings accounts to support students and families.  As one of the guest speakers, WA529 Community Relations Manager, Jackie Ferrado will share how 529 college savings plans can help parents and students save for future education expenses. If you are a part of any of the following groups you will find this webinar helpful and informative:  community based organizations, teachers, administrators, HR associations, employers, financial institutions, state banking regulators and other federal partners.  
 
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Additional Webinars are being held in the Knowledge Cafe.  See details below

 
 

WA529 Knowledge Cafe

The WA529 Knowledge Café offers weekly webinars on topics that support savings, financial wellness, 529 plan knowledge and other college planning resources. Join us at any one or more of these short, engaging and interactive discussions that also provide opportunities for casual conversations with Q & A time.
 
These meetings are free and open to the public, see topics below. 
 
 

A Financial Planners View of Saving for College and 529 Plans 

Join WA529 Community Relations Manager, Jackie Ferrado, for a conversation with Angela Furubotten-LaRosee, from Avea Financial Planning, to learn more about the in's and out's of saving and her experience with 529 Plans.  
 
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529 Plans and Financial Aid - Learn the Basics

Join WA529 Community Relations Manager, Jackie Ferrado, and guest speaker Christina Winstead, Assistant Director for Outreach, College Access and Support, for an overview of the financial aid process and understanding how your savings fits into the picture.  
 
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WA529 Basics  – Get to know the GET Program and DreamAhead Plan

Learn about Washington's 529 Plans - The GET Program and DreamAhead College Investment Plan. 
 
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WA529 in the Workplace - Enhancing Employer Benefits with WA529

Learn how Washington's 529 Plans - The GET Program and DreamAhead College Investment Plan can enhance your employee benefit offerings and help your employees invest in their future. 
 
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Gifting to a 529 Plan - Contributions Made Easy

Education is a gift that truly lasts a lifetime. Learn the different ways to contribute to a WA529 Plan for your child, grandchild or family member. 
 
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Accessing Your 529 Plan and Paying for Expenses

Learn how to access your GET or DreamAhead account and request distributions for eligible expenses.
 
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WA529 Meet-Up for Questions

No time for a full webinar, but you have questions to ask? Join us in a monthly meet-up and get answers.  Topics for Q & A and discussion include 529 basics, accessing your 529 funds, understanding 529 plans and financial aid, 529 tax benefits and much more.  Meet-ups will be open for one hour. 
 
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Past Webinars

 

Getting to know the Washington 529 College Savings Plans (WA529) – GET and DreamAhead - May 19, 2020 11:00 -11:30 a.m. (PST)

We've received a lot of questions lately about how 529 accounts work. It's great to see so many of you keeping an eye on future goals during such a tough time. So we've scheduled a webinar, presented by Jackie Ferrado, WA529 Community Relations Manager to help everyone learn the basics on GET and DreamAhead in less than 30 minutes.
In this webinar we'll cover:
 
  • How GET and DreamAhead work
  • How easy it is to open and use a 529 account to plan ahead for future education expenses
  • How saving with GET or DreamAhead can save you thousands versus student loans
  • Most frequently asked questions

Recording of this webinar is available here:

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GET Account Owners: Making Changes to a Custom Monthly Plan - May 6, 2020 11:00 -11:30 a.m. (PST)

In this webinar we will discuss the options available for changing a GET custom monthly plan and what to consider before making any changes. Our presenter, Diana Hurley, GET Contact Center Manager will walk you through the different options available to help you come up with a successful savings goal.
 
  • Reducing custom monthly units on the current contract.
  • Extending the custom monthly contract payments.
  • Converting the custom monthly plan to a lump sum plan.

Recording of this webinar is available here:

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