#TiburcioTipidTips : Are You REALLY Prepared to Send Your Children to College/University?

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

Here in the Philippines, parents really value their children’s education. Don’t you agree?

Sadly, most of them were not able to plan for the educational expenses, especially for college/university.

As a financial planner, I help parents plan for their kids’ education starting from the farthest (and most expensive) goal which is college.

If you’re reading this and you plan to send your child to any of the top colleges & universities and you don’t have a plan in place yet, don’t worry because I’m here to help you.

Let’s start with a Reality Check. Here are the Top 10 Most Expensive Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (Source: AbsCbn News)

    • 10 – Mapua Institute of Technology (at least PhP130,000 per year)

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    • 9 – Miriam College (at least PhP120,000 per year)

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    • 8 – San Beda College (at least PhP146,000 per year)

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    • 7 – Ateneo de Manila University (at least PhP180,000 per year)

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    • 6 – iAcademy (at least PhP181,000 per year)

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  • 5 – De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde (at least PhP180,000 per year)

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  • 4 – Center for International Education (at least PhP180,000 per year)

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  • 3 – De La Salle University (at least PhP196,000 per year)

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  • 2 – University of Asia and the Pacific (at least PhP225,000 per year)

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  • 1 – Enderun Colleges (at least PhP250,000 per year)

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Your children’s college education can easily cost around PhP1 Million considering other school fees, allowances and learning materials!

Don’t forget about inflation

Simply multiplying the tuition fees by the number of years in college does not give you your goal for your child’s college education fund.

We have to factor in the inflation rate of education, which is at a nationwide average of around 6% – 8%

For example, if you will start planning for your newly born child’s college education fund for Enderun Colleges, he or she will start college at around 19 years of age.

For a 250,000/year course, 19 years from now, factoring in an inflation of 7%:

1st year college tuition will cost: PhP904,000

2nd year: PhP 967,000

3rd year: PhP 1,035,000

4th year: PhP 1,108,000

Total college fund goal: PhP 4,014,000

Now ask yourself if you are really preparing for your child’s education fund?

I can help you plan for it, contact me now.

Time is of the essence

In investing for your child’s college education fund, you want to start as early as possible so that you can take advantage of the power of compounding.

For our example case, assuming we invest your savings (not in the bank!!!) in an instrument that will give 8% return annually here’s the difference between starting now versus delaying:

Start the moment your child is born: Save and invest PhP8,084/month for 19 years

Wait until your child is 5 years old: Save and invest PhP13,833/month for 14 years

Delay until your child is 15 years old: Save and invest PhP74,200/month for 4 years

Mind-blowing difference, right?

So, would you rather start now or start later? I’ll help you, let’s talk.

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When he is not busy watching cooking shows or playing 1st person shooting games, Argel consistently invests in the stock market, and in crowdfunding opportunities. He tinkers with his websites and reads a lot of books. He also helps Pinoys create, manage, grow and protect their wealth as a licensed financial adviser. Get in touch with him by sending an email to contact@argeltiburcio.com