Sep 23 2011

Party and Discounted Admission at the Science Museum of Minnesota, Saturday, 9/24

Families in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area may be interested in this:  $5.29 admission to the Science Museum of Minnesota on Saturday, September 24, as well as giveaways, entertainment, and music by Radio Disney.  You must have a coupon (see flyer for details and coupon) to receive this rate.  The promotion is to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Minnesota College Savings Plan.  A press release with more information is copied below.  Please tell your friends who might enjoy discounted Science Museum tickets.

Party at Science Museum of Minnesota (PDF)

I apologize for the late notice about this event, but I just learned about it this morning.  If you’re able to go, please report back about the event!


Minnesota College Savings Plan celebrates 10 years

Sept. 24 event includes admission of only $5.29 to the Science Museum

September 23, 2011, Minneapolis, MN – Minnesota’s 529 College Savings Plan is celebrating 10 years of helping families save for college with a birthday celebration this Saturday, September 24 at the Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 W. Kellogg, St. Paul from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This special one-day event will include music and entertainment provided by Radio Disney and their rocking road crew. Birthday giveaways will be available for children on behalf of the Minnesota College Savings Plan, Minnesota Parent and Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE).This event is family-friendly and open to the general public. Discounted Science Museum admission is available for only $5.29 with the coupon found online at www.mnsaves.org.

Since September 2001, Minnesota’s 529 College Savings Plan has helped over 31,000 families save close to $850 million toward college (as of Sept.16, 2011). “We’re pleased with the growth of the Plan and the commitment from our account owners in continuing to invest during tough economic times”, stated Renee Hill, program manager for the Minnesota College Savings Plan. “A family using the coupon for the 10 year birthday event at the Science Museum could save enough to start a Minnesota College Savings Plan account”.

Parents, relatives, and friends can start an account for a minimum of only $25. Any earnings can grow free from state and federal taxes, and withdrawals are free from state and federal taxes if used for qualified college expenses at an eligible college, university or career school in the nation.

To learn more about the Minnesota College Savings Plan or to download the coupon to the event, visit www.mnsaves.org. Interactive online webinars are now offered every Wednesday at 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. Register at http://www.mnsaves.com/news/webinars.html.

Consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before investing in the Minnesota College Savings Plan. Please visit www.mnsaves.org for a Plan Disclosure Booklet with this and other information. Read it carefully. Investments in the plan are neither insured nor guaranteed and there is the risk of investment loss.

Before investing in a 529 plan, you should consider whether the state you or your designated beneficiary reside in or have taxable income in has a 529 plan offering favorable state income tax or other benefits only available if you invest in that state’s 529 plan.

The tax information contained herein was neither written nor intended to be used, and cannot be used, by any taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding federal or state taxes or tax penalties. Taxpayers should seek tax advice from an independent tax advisor based on their own particular circumstances. Non-qualified withdrawals may be subject to federal and state taxes and the additional federal 10% tax.

TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing, Inc., Plan Manager C1021

 

 

For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Renee Hill, TIAA CREF, 952-830-3113 or Gwen Chynoweth, Maccabee Group, 612-337-0087

 

 

Minnesota College Savings Plan celebrates 10 years

Sept. 24 event includes admission of only $5.29 to the Science Museum

 

September 23, 2011, Minneapolis, MN – Minnesota’s 529 College Savings Plan is celebrating 10 years of helping families save for college with a birthday celebration this Saturday, September 24 at the Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 W. Kellogg, St. Paul from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

This special one-day event will include music and entertainment provided by Radio Disney and their rocking road crew. Birthday giveaways will be available for children on behalf of the Minnesota College Savings Plan, Minnesota Parent and Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE).This event is family-friendly and open to the general public. Discounted Science Museum admission is available for only $5.29 with the coupon found online at www.mnsaves.org.

 

Since September 2001, Minnesota’s 529 College Savings Plan has helped over 31,000 families save close to $850 million toward college (as of Sept.16, 2011). “We’re pleased with the growth of the Plan and the commitment from our account owners in continuing to invest during tough economic times”, stated Renee Hill, program manager for the Minnesota College Savings Plan. “A family using the coupon for the 10 year birthday event at the Science Museum could save enough to start a Minnesota College Savings Plan account”.

 

Parents, relatives, and friends can start an account for a minimum of only $25. Any earnings can grow free from state and federal taxes, and withdrawals are free from state and federal taxes if used for qualified college expenses at an eligible college, university or career school in the nation.

 

To learn more about the Minnesota College Savings Plan or to download the coupon to the event, visit www.mnsaves.org. Interactive online webinars are now offered every Wednesday at 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. Register at http://www.mnsaves.com/news/webinars.html.

 

 

Consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before investing in the Minnesota College Savings Plan. Please visit www.mnsaves.org for a Plan Disclosure Booklet with this and other information. Read it carefully. Investments in the plan are neither insured nor guaranteed and there is the risk of investment loss.

 

Before investing in a 529 plan, you should consider whether the state you or your designated beneficiary reside in or have taxable income in has a 529 plan offering favorable state income tax or other benefits only available if you invest in that state’s 529 plan.

 

The tax information contained herein was neither written nor intended to be used, and cannot be used, by any taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding federal or state taxes or tax penalties. Taxpayers should seek tax advice from an independent tax advisor based on their own particular circumstances. Non-qualified withdrawals may be subject to federal and state taxes and the additional federal 10% tax.

 

TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing, Inc., Plan Manager C1021

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