Editor’s Note: Briant Sikorski from Stratos Wealth Partners in Cary contributed this article.
Cary, NC – The cost of a college education continues to rise. The projected average total college costs for a child born in 2015 are nearly $550,000 for a four-year private college and $240,000 for a public college.1 If you are looking for tax-advantaged ways to get ahead of the curve, you have several choices – 529 plans, Coverdell Education Savings Accounts and custodial accounts created under the Unified Gifts to Minors Act (UGMA) or Unified Transfers to Minors Act (UTMA) – but which ones may be right for you? Read more
Cary, NC – The Triangle is known for its history and hospitality, and over the past two weeks, students from across Iraq have stayed Cary, Raleigh and Apex as they explore the area and learn about peace-building and reconciliation to take back home. Read more
Cary, NC – Thoughts for August 2017 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education. Read more
Cary, NC – Dance, and ballet in particular, is popular in Cary but how do prospective dancers get started? A new ballet school opening in Downtown Cary is looking to create a welcoming environment for children to get interested in dance, movement and music. Read more
Cary, NC – Bright Horizons in Cary has world education as part of its curriculum for its young students and this past week, that was expanded as students from South Korea visited and experienced a cultural exchange both ways.
LearningRx in Cary contributed to this article.
Cary, NC – When weak cognitive skills make reading hard, it can set off a chain reaction. It can dampen a love of learning, impact self-confidence, hinder opportunities, and make it harder to feel successful at school or work. What’s worse, kids who struggle often internalize the struggle. Instead of thinking, “Reading is difficult for me,” they can start believing self-defeating lies like, “I’m not as smart as other people” or “I can’t do anything right.” Read more
Cary, NC – Every year, a handful of students across North Carolina are selected for the North Carolina Albert Schweitzer Fellowship to provide much needed medical care to low-income and underserved communities. And one of those students is a Cary resident, who will be getting healthcare to those who would otherwise not get it. Read more
Cary, NC – Every year, Americans who give their time to help others are presented with the President’s Volunteer Service Awards. And this year, three Cary residents who work to educate students without many resources were recognized for their effort. Read more