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Considering a 529 plan? Should you use an advisor, or do it yourself?

You can enroll in a 529 plan directly or through a financial advisor. There are benefits and costs associated with both approaches and you should be aware of these as you research which plan is right for you! Learn more...

 

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College Savings Month Survey (September 2014)
This year’s College Savings Month survey focused on the factors involved in deciding which 529 college savings plan to enroll in. With so many college savings plans available, choosing a plan can often be a daunting process for families.
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8 tips for preparing your child for the financial realities of college
This guest post offers the following strategies to help you ensure your kids are ready to face the expenses of higher education.
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How to Save for College in the Big Ten States
Just for fun, here’s a look at college savings plan options from the 11 states that are home to Big Ten college football teams:
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Savingforcollege.com's College Savings Month festivities
To celebrate College Savings Month, we’re featuring exciting new content dedicated to sharing our knowledge and answering your questions regarding 529 college savings plans and other planning tools. Here’s a quick list of what we’re currently offering.
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Consider this 529 college-savings niche
Did you know that 501(c)(3) charitable organizations can open accounts in a 529 plan? Not many people do. Yet this possibility presents an intriguing opportunity for both charities and forward-thinking financial advisors.
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Before you open a grandparent 529 account...
A 529 college savings plan can be a very effective way for grandparents to build a college fund for their grandchildren. However, there are a few questions grandparents must ask themselves before opening a 529 account.
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