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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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Many workers feel that help with saving for college is a key piece missing from their benefits package. Kathryn Flynn and Christian Duffus of LEAF College Savings discuss why we rarely see college savings plans offered as employee benefits.
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A Savingforcollege.com study looks at how advisor-sold 529 plans allocate among stocks, bonds, and money market (or similar) investments as the beneficiary gets close to college age or is in college.
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Asset Allocations in Age-Based Portfolios - Direct
A Savingforcollege.com study looks at how direct-sold 529 plans allocate among stocks, bonds, and money market (or similar) investments as the beneficiary gets close to college age or is in college.
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Updated study: 529 asset allocations vary widely
A recently-updated study conducted by Savingforcollege.com reveals significant variations in the asset-allocation approach for underlying age-based portfolio options.
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