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Win $10,000 for Tuition or a $500 Gift Card

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Upromise is sponsoring a contest in honor of Financial Literacy Month. There are two grand prizes of $10,000, cash that can be used for higher education expenses. We touched on the topic of the cost of education on yesterday’s podcast with financial columnist Kara McGuire. I have no children, but thinking about potential children’s projected college expenses at least two decades down the road makes me shudder.

Salaries don’t naturally rise at nearly the same rate as education expenses, so it is imperative to take advantage of any opportunity possible to help pay for those expenses. Personally, I won’t want my children to be burdened much with student loan debt, yet I would like them to have the best educational opportunities possible. I’ll be thinking about tax-free investments for education, scholarships, and grants when (and if) the concept of children becomes part of my life.

I’m writing about this contest because $10,000 can go a long way to pay for college expenses today — and judging by the current entrants in the contest, someone with a talent for video should be able to set themselves apart. To enter the contest, Upromise requests you submit a 30-second video documenting your planning, saving, or paying strategies for dealing with higher education expenses.

Consumerism Commentary readers are creative, so I believe one of you has a good chance of winning this contest. Beyond the grand prize, Upromise is also offering 8 first prizes, a $500 gift card. More information is here.

Here’s an example of a current video. Go get that $10,000.

Updated October 16, 2016 and originally published April 12, 2010.

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Luke Landes is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about Luke Landes and follow him on Twitter. View all articles by .

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avatar 1 Anonymous

10 Gs! Sweet! Do I have to use it for tuition i.e. I’ve got to get a PhD as a result?

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avatar 2 Luke Landes

You could do that… or use it to pay for your kids’ education.

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avatar 3 Anonymous

10,000 for tuition would be awesome! I wonder if I were to win they would let me use it to REPAY my loan? Now wouldn’t that be a trip!

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