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How can we take the taboo out of talking about money? Join us on The FitMoney Podcast for conversations on building healthy financial futures for everyone, everywhere.

What are 529s? Are education savings really "use or it lose it"? How does saving impact financial aid?

There any many misconceptions around saving for higher education. Can saving today mean less opportunity for financial aid in the future? What recent legislation has changed the value in investing for your family?

In this weeks' episode, FitMoney Executive Director Jessica Pelletier meets with Ali Bono, the founder and CEO of Pelican, an investment platform to help families understand and build education savings. Today, Jessica and Ali discuss the misconceptions about 529s and other saving options, addressing the “use or lost it” concerns many families have, and sharing their perspective on what every family should know today to build accessible educational opportunities in the future.

Stay tuned to hear from authors, teachers, creators, entrepreneurs, and much more. And, as always, for more financial literacy resources, tools, guides, games, and everything in-between, visit

About FitMoney

FitMoney is a New England-based nonprofit organization dedicated to improving financial literacy in Massachusetts and across the country. FitMoney provides free, unbiased financial literacy programs to help K-12 students develop life skills for a financially fit future. To see all modules, lessons, and videos, please visit


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