Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Never Too Young To Start Saving

I got to do something really cool today. I was able to be a part of a special presentation to a baby boy born at GRMC. Owen Blankenfeld, son of Cory and Alicia of Grinnell, was born at our hospital in August and he was selected at random to win a $1,000 college savings account as part of a giveaway program through the office of the State Treasurer of Iowa. While the giveaway program is for babies born at participating Iowa hospitals, anyone can start a college savings account through the Iowa 529 College Savings Program through the state. You can get more information by clicking here www.collegesavingsiowa.com. Anyone can contribute, including parents, grandparents, friends, and more. It all adds up. As a parent of college students, I really appreciate the program and the effort to put aside money to save for an important investment in our children’s lives. Congratulations, Owen, and all the best that this new account can provide for your future.

Pictured in the photo are State of Iowa Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald, me, State Senator Tom Rielly, Alicia, Cory, and Owen Blankenfeld.

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