Mi-Card on College Planning by TLC Information Services

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1. Purposes of TLC Information Services 
2. Mi-Card Development Process 
3. Mi-Card on College Planning

4. College Tuition Savings Plans 
5. General Tips and Information about College Planning
6. Value of This Mi-Card on College Planning                                             
7. Disclaimers
8. Order This Mi-Card on College Planning
9. Any Questions? 

1. Purposes of TLC Information Services

TLC Information Services was founded in 1994 with the purpose to provide valuable information to the public. It started out as a personal information research service and expanded into Internet automated search service such as the medical world search engine, MWSearch.

The twentieth century brought on the information explosion and the Internet has extended the information age to the twenty first century with an impact that is beyond measure and expectation. Information is critical in every day life from traffic jam to economic crisis. Information is vital in every domain of businesses. 

For each individual or family, one can not over emphasize the importance of keeping abreast of the overwhelming information explosion in the various medium especially the world wide web. The most important information domain to any individual is 

  • Health/medical 
  • Finance/investment 
  • Education 
  • Career and job 
  • Marriage and family planning 
  • Raising children
  • Many Others

The above list is long and can be subjective. For example, religion, taxes, environments, etc. are also important information domains. TLC Information services sets its goal to provide valuable information on all important information domains. Following its effort in developing and providing an intelligent medical world search engine, TLC is focusing on the College Planning as its next information service offering. This topic belongs to the categories of finance/investment, education and family  planning and raising children. No one can argue College Planning is not an important issue, especially after the Congress passed the law for tax deductible college savings incentive, commonly known as 529. A "529 Plan" is a tax-advantaged program, established under Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code, that helps families and individuals prepare for the future costs of a college education. Plan participants contribute to an account or purchase tuition credits or certificates on behalf of a beneficiary -- a parent for a child or grandparent for grandchild, for example -- that has certain federal and state tax advantages. These plans are known as Qualified Tuition Programs.  All 50 states have passed legislation authorizing a 529 plan, and most have a plan in operation. (see tabulated details in section 4 in the Mi-Card). Education is an important issue no less than health.  That is the reason, TLC Information Services has decided to develop a Mi-Card on College Planning. As a matter of fact,  TLC feels strongly about this topic since college planning holds the future for education and education holds the future of the individual, the family, the state, the nation, and the world.  We may say that College planning holds the future period! 

As a reference to TLC Information Services' achievement, the Medical World Search service as TLC's first public information service tool should be briefly introduced. MWSearch is the world's first intelligent medical search engine. It understands medical concepts and thesaurus so that queries can be intelligently expanded to find more relevant and deeper medical and health knowledge from the vast amount of health and medical information (15% of the web pages are health and medical related). MWSearch also crawls the web and index the most relevant medial web sites and called them major sites. This automated search tool has served the public since 1996. TLC Information Services is very proud of the compliments it received from its member users.

For College planning, the information is equally important but the information  is not as voluminous as medical and health domain. The information providers such as book publishers, magazines and web sites tend to be cyclical as they often are when the topics are politically cyclical. Therefore, finding relevant and useful information on College Planning becomes a time consuming chore. TLC Information Services has decided to adopt the Mi-Card technology and develop a Mi-Card on College Planning since it offers the best way of providing information seekers a friendly, persistent and action supported information format all integrated into a portable CD medium. Having a copy of Mi-Card on College Planning, it is like reading a digest of the topic with all essential points included, all relevant references on the web sites (and book publishers) live-linked, all important tips regarding strategy and execution of college planning and getting into colleges are collected in one place. Most importantly, a callable phone directory to all 42 states that offer college savings plans is included for the reader to make a call to talk to the plan sponsor and administrator. Furthermore, when most relevant web sites related to this topic is assembled in one place for?  the readers, it saves readers not only time but also provide valuable comparisons and second opinions.

We hope that you will enjoy this Mi-Card save it and revisit it from time to time as needed.  You may call us for information updates and you may recommend this Mi-Card to your loved ones and friends.

2. Mi-Card development Process

Mi-Card is a patent pending product based on a number of mature technologies integrated to offer an optimum information and communication medium. The information subject matter is organized to take advantage of the technologies offered by this medium and avoid the pitfalls of overwhelming websites with information tailored to a diversity of audience making navigation difficult and frustrating. 

Mi-Card is an optical storage card and a calling card containing the following features:

    i. Information Content in the format of HTML (web pages), hence hyper linked for easy browsing.
    ii. Information organized as easily readable continuous digest form with live web links for additional supplemental reading but not as random links appearing to readers.
    iii. A web to phone and web to PC calling software is included in the Mi-Card to support interactive information exchange. 
    iv. Relevant phone numbers are imbedded in the content to allow readers to click and call the number and talk to a live knowledgeable person.
    v. A phone directory is assembled to contain all relevant phone numbers to the subject matter for the readers as a valuable utility tool.
    vi. Mi-Card is designed in the size and shape like a credit card, hence can be easily carried in a wallet, automatically launched from an ordinary PC CD drive and shared with friends in a gathering even without the Internet access (the calling feature does require Internet link)

3. Mi-Card on College Planning 

This portion of Mi-Card is only viewable through a physical Mi-Card on College Planning 
(Click here to order the Mi-Card, $15 per copy, quantity discount 20% off)

4. College Tuition Savings Plan

Under 529, there are two types plans, one is tuition prepaid plan and the other is college savings plan. Most states (42 of them) offer one or the other or both plans. The plans are typically managed by professional investment firms or in some cases administered by the state government itself. In this section, all plans offered by the 42 states are tabulated together in one place so you may study and compare them. The example given below shows three headings: A. State Name and Plan Name, B. Plan and Investment Information contained in the most relevant web sites and C. Plan management information and contact phone number that can be clicked and called for further information. It is absolutely important to talk to the plan management to confirm enrollment procedures and return on investment results. Alaska is given as an example below:

Guide to College Savings Plans

Click on the fund names to get information on that state's investment options and rates of return or click on the url to find out more at their Website.
Name of Fund
College Saving Plan and Investment Manager
Contact Info
University of Alaska College Savings Plan



T. Rowe Price
800 478-0003 (in-state)

Manulife College Savings  Plan
Manulife Financial

(To be introduced this spring. State has existing prepaid plan)

5. General Tips and Information on College Planning

This portion of content and callable ....through a physical Mi-Card on College Planning.
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6. Value of This Mi-Card on College Planning (Mi-Card link)
- Callable Phone Directory with CodecPhone Calling Software Included. CodecPhone is based on the calling software developed by IPO2U.COM and is used by businesses at i800-2u and college community at CodecPhone 

- All 42 States' College Savings Plans 800 Numbers Are Callable, Free to the Caller. An example is given here, you may call the 800 number to talk to the plan manager: Alaska State College savings Plan, 800-369-3641, Investment manager T. Rowe Price, State income tax deductible. 
- Important Tips and Web Site Links Are Provided
- You May Call TLC Information Services for Updates

Click to Call MWSearch

7. Disclaimers
- Web Site Information Are Hard to Find, Difficult to Read and Often Poorly Maintained (This Mi-Card puts All Together with TLC Process But can Not Guarantee All The Links and Phone Numbers Not to Change)
- This Mi-Card is a Portable Wallet Size CD Easily Saved, Shared and Used between Parents, Grand Parents and Friends to Discuss College Planning.  There is no refund for any order, the usage of this Mi-Card is under the terms and agreement
- Most Price Information are Time Variant, Hence Generally Given with a Link to the Source (TLC Information Services Can Not Guarantee the Sources Will Keep Their Price Information Current)

8. Order This Mi-Card on College Planning
- The Best $15 Investment You Can Make for Your Children, Grand Children, Favored or Loved Youngsters and Our World's Future
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Mi-Card on College Planning 
Offered by TLC Information Services
3 Louis drive 
Katonah, NY 10536
Tel. 914-248-6770 
Fax. 914-248-6429

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