Many consider the holidays the most wonderful time of the year. Unfortunately, right here in our own backyard, other people are focused on where their next meal is coming from or how they’re going to be able to pay the heating bill, much less what they’re going to put under the tree for Christmas.
Luckily, Lincoln Parish has a long history of lending a hand to help their neighbors, and many well-established programs have been lending that extra hand during the holiday season.
September marks not only a new school year, but also National College Savings Month — a perfect time for families to open a college savings account or bolster one that has already begun.
A recent national study from renowned educational finance service company Sallie Mae revealed that, despite the cost of college, fewer families are appropriately saving. In the past two years, the percentage of families saving for college has dropped from 60 percent to 50 percent.
A local bank offered to share several successful savings tips — some of which include the following: