Money for College: Choosing the Right 529 Plan

Money for College: Choosing the Right 529 Plan

Though we don’t hear about them much, 529 Plans have been around since 1996. They were created specifically to give tax breaks and other financial incentives to parents who were saving for their kids’ college education. 529 Plans come in lots of shapes and sizes, so choosing the right one can be tricky. To help you narrow down your options, here are some things to consider.

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Save for College or Retirement?

Historically, Americans aren’t big savers. Pile on top a global recession, lost jobs and wage cuts, saving for the future is challenging. But saving for retirement AND your child’s college education? That may seem downright impossible. We help you prioritize and offer suggestions about how to make the most of your money so you can save for all of life’s biggest events.

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529 Plans: Investing in Your Kid’s Future

The economy is weak. Unemployment is high. And with universities projecting price increases of 10 percent or more per year, just the thought of your child’s future college bills is enough to make your head spin. But don’t send those kids off to bartending school just yet. 529 plans, if you haven’t heard of them, offer some great tax incentives and even ways to collect ‘free money’ to save for your children’s higher education.

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