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529 plans and Gen Xers: College planning for the forgotten generation
Helping clients prepare for future college costs has become an integral part of holistic financial planning. Here are four opportunities to grow your practice by helping Gen X clients plan for college.
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Commentary: North Dakota changes impact 2nd quarter performance rankings
We rank plans that consumers can enroll in directly, as well as those sold through brokers and fee-based financial planners for the second quarter 2017.
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Breaking down the Minnesota 529 state tax benefit
Families in MN are eligible for a tax deduction or credit for their 529 plan contributions. Learn how to choose the right option for your client's college savings strategy.
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FAQ on 529 investment changes
The IRS permits only two investment changes within a beneficiary's 529 account in any calendar year. Here are some answers to frequently-asked questions regarding this limitation.
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5 college planning questions to ask during annual reviews
Make sure your asking these questions in your annual review with your clients regarding their college savings.
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A look at the recent NAST symposium
Every year the National Association of State Treasurers hosts its own 529-focused conference. Here are some of the outcomes - in brief - from that event.
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Trending in 529 plans: Compliance-friendly share classes (2/2)
C to A Convertibles are better than either of their predecessors, despite minor drawbacks. Find out why.
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