Author - Randall Welsh

Bright start npn september 06.23.2014

Randall Welsh is the director of college savings in the Illinois State Treasurer’s Office. It sponsors the Bright Start 529 College Savings plan, which provides a tax-advantaged way to save for college. Randall lives near Chicago with his wife and baby girl, Caroline. He has been an NPN member since 2013.

College Savings: The Holiday Gift That Lasts a Lifetime

The holiday season is upon us. A time for laughter, cheer, spending quality time with the ones you love, chestnuts roasting on an open fire, caroling on a clear, crisp night, you get the idea.

It’s also the time of year when parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles scramble through department stores, searching for the perfect holiday gift (or twenty) for all of the important children in their lives.

Don’t get me wrong--- holiday shopping is fun. Plus, it gives you the chance to real...

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 8:00 AM by Randall Welsh