I have been using Upromise since my son was born and it is so very easy to use. Certain store programs you can connect to your Upromise account (exa. cvs extra care card). Also certain items you buy when using your store cards or debit/credit cards you will get $ put in your Upromise account. It isn't a lot of money but it does add up. I figure since I started when my son was a baby that I might actually have not a bad amount when it comes time for him to go to college. It will at least help with the costs of books!