529 Plan Articles


Celebrate College Savings Month!

A list of special events and promotions offered by states and 529 plans during College Savings Month.
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Finding the lowest-cost 529 savings plans

Savingforcollege.com's semi-annual 529 Fee Study compares the lowest and highest 10-year expense totals for all direct-sold 529 savings plans. The purpose of our study is to give you an easy way to view and compare these cost estimates.
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Where to start when choosing a 529 plan?

An important question to ask is whether you will invest in a 529 plan directly, or will you use a financial adviser? Your answer to this question will help narrow down your choices, as about half of all 529 plans are sold through brokers.
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Private College 529 and college savings plans: A perfect pair

by Kathryn Flynn
The Private College 529 Plan can be an excellent complement to a 529 savings plan. Here’s how using these two vehicles together can help maximize savings.
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Understanding 529 expenses

by Joseph Hurley
An explanation of the four major categories of 529 plan fees and expenses and how to compare between plans.
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Using multiple 529 plans

by Joseph Hurley
There are several reasons why someone might want to open accounts in more than one 529 plan.
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