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Aug

17.17

Without Going Broke, Cashing in Your Retirement Savings or Co-Signing Loans

Let’s face it – college is expensive. And if you’re worried about funding your child’s college education, you’re not alone. You’re actually joining 70% of parents when asked about their biggest financial worry.1 Here are four tips on how to cover college costs:

  • Plan Ahead – Start Saving Early

Start saving for college while your little one is still little and you likely won’t have to consider withdrawing from your own retirement fund when he or she is graduating from high school. For example, a family that starts saving $10 a week at birth at 4% interest will accumulate $12,663.44 by the time the child turns 17 and enrolls in college.2 Have a child already and haven’t started yet? Not to worry. Now is better than tomorrow.

  • Look For and Apply For Scholarships, Grants

Encourage your child to apply for grants and scholarship funds to help keep tuition costs down – you won’t believe how much “free” money there is out there today for high school seniors applying for college! Check out all the free sources of information available about grants and scholarships.

  • Encourage Your Child to Work Part-Time

Once scholarship and grant money is applied, and beyond what your savings doesn’t cover, encourage your child to get a part-time job to help offset education costs. Considering that only half of U.S. hiring managers feel that today’s new graduates are well prepared for the professional world, a part-time job can both build character and offset the need for student loans.3

  • Encourage Your Child to Apply for Financial Aid

Beyond personal savings, scholarships and grants, and what expenses your child can cover on their own, applying for a student loan to cover other outstanding costs is an option. Borrowing money for college can be a smart idea if your child can get a low interest federal loan.

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1 Money.Time.com, “Honey, Who’s Going to Pay for College?,” October 12, 2016
2 Finaid.org, “Savings Goals: When To Start Saving,” viewed June 12, 2017
3 USAToday.com, “Weigh Whether to Work During College,” January 11, 2017


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May

18.17

Five Primerica Home Office employees were awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award for logging more than 100 hours of volunteer work in 2016.

Gold Recipients

Cindy August, Financial Systems, 946 hours

Terry Spivey, Financial Systems, 622 hours

Bronze Recipients

Nick Carr, Field Supervision, 190 hours

Nancy Howell, Procurement, 133 hours

April Collier, Human Resources, 113 hours

In addition to recognition at the Home Office, the five employees received a certificate of service, a letter signed by the President of the United States, and a commemorative medal.

“You’re a great example to others,” said CEO Glenn Williams, thanking the recipients for their service. “It’s amazing what you’ve done.”

Primerica is proud of these dedicated volunteers — and of all Primericans who go above and beyond in their communities to make the world a better place.

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Feb

02.17

Primerica wishes our hometown team GOOD LUCK Sunday in Houston!

Check out these pictures of Home Office teammates posing with Freddie Falcon during a pre-game celebration this week.

Rise Up, Falcons!

 

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Dec

08.16

 

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Not only do they help countless Main Street families with their financial needs, but one Michigan couple is taking the call to help to the world stage.

Ian and Jessica Prukner, of Auburn Hills, MI, had been looking for a meaningful way to give back ever since Ian left a full-time job as a minister at their local church 10 years ago to focus on growing their Primerica business full-time.* Only recently did the right opportunity present itself.

The pair decided to fund the construction of an orphanage through a friend’s non-profit organization, Angel House, which builds orphanages for homeless children across India. “There are so many people we are able to help by doing more,” she said.

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The group home is being built in Kashyem, a farming region of approximately 40,000 to 50,000 people that is located on a mountainside just south of the Tibetan and Chinese border. This is an area known to have an abundance of orphaned and abandoned children vulnerable to child trafficking and child labor exploitation and abuse.

The orphanage will rescue a total of 25 boys or girls from the streets and give them a safe home, complete with house parents who are affiliated with a local church.

The children will be able to attend school because they have a permanent address, and they will be provided with new shoes and school supplies. (In India, children aren’t allowed to attend public school unless they have an address.)

The orphans will stay in the orphanage until they reach the age of 18 when they will be transitioned out on a case-by-case base, depending on whether they are going to enter the work force or go to college. Once those orphans leave the home, other orphans will take their place.

“It’s unbelievable to see the dreams that are starting to live because of what we’re doing together,” said Jessica. “I grew up wanting to make an impact — to make a difference. This has become such an incredible avenue to be able to do that. And it’s just the start.”

*The part time opportunity may not be available in all provinces in Canada.

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Nov

28.16

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Once a year, Primerica Home Office employees get the satisfaction of nominating and choosing deserving non-profit organizations through the Employee Choice Grant Awards program.

This year, five area non-profit organizations were awarded $10,000 each after they were chosen in a company-wide vote in August.

The awards are designed for small, lesser-known non-profits that still do good and necessary things, but aren’t as widely known as some bigger organizations, such as the American Cancer Society.

Throughout the year, employees can nominate organizations for the awards. The Primerica Foundation researches the organizations, compiles a list and puts the list to a vote.

The top five winners for 2016 were FurKids, Lift Up Atlanta, Veterans Resource Center of Gwinnett, Happy Tails Pet Therapy and Spectrum Autism Support Group, Inc.

Grant recipients thanked the company and employees who personally donated to the Primerica Foundation at a celebratory luncheon held Oct. 14.

Ellen Gerstein, executive director of the Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services, (Veterans Resource Center) said she wishes there were “more Primericas.” “You have been and remained a ‘top giver’ for so many non-profits and from someone who works with a lot of non-profits in Gwinnett County, thank you from all of us for that gift back into this community.”

ABOUT THE PRIMERICA FOUNDATION
The Employee Choice Grant Awards is only one area of community outreach funded by the Primerica Foundation. Each year, The Primerica Foundation contributes more than $1 million back to the community.

The Primerica Foundation was named a Top 25 Georgia-based company-sponsored foundation by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

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