A Message from the President


IDeal – Idaho College Saving Program (529 Plan)

Recent research shows that Idaho families rank difficulty in paying for college 3rd for barriers to entering and completing higher education programs. We all know that the cost of higher education is rising at an alarming rate, but did you know that based on today’s trends, the average cost of for today’s newborn will be over $128,000 for a public four- year institution? Phew!

The speaker for the March meeting will be Christine Stoll, Executive Director of IDeal – Idaho College Savings Program. The presentation will focus on the following points:

Importance of saving for college

Level of education needed for Idaho jobs

Idaho’s go on rate

Idaho’s wage ranking

Cost of college in Idaho and nation

Overview of 529 versus other savings options

Highlights and unique features of Idaho’s 529 including myths and FAQ’s

How IDeal 529 fits into your clients financial plan

Helping to administer the IDeal 529 account via IDeal’s Advisor Portal

The meeting is Tuesday, March 17th, from 12pm to 1:30pm at the Arid Club. Please RSVP Lisa Fyan at or (208) 672-1379. Don’t forget to invite a friend or colleague!

As always if you have suggestions for sponsors or speakers or want to discuss ways we can increase the value of your membership, please let me know.


Steve Stech, CFP®

President, FPA of Idaho


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