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20 people on Twitter who can help you save for college
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Posted: 2014-04-04

by Kathryn Flynn

For most of us, saving for our children’s college tuition doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a long process, and as we put away money laws will change and new products will come available. Even if you’re currently investing in a 529 college savings plan, you’ll want to stay on top of the latest news.

For example, this week we learned from @529guru Joseph Hurley when he tweeted about a bill that was introduced into Congress that would make 529 plans more attractive. If approved, it would result in favorable changes including allowing up to $25,000 of unused funds to be rolled to a Roth RIA under certain circumstances.

So whether you’re actively saving for college or just starting to think about it, here’s a list of 20 people whose tweets will help guide you through the college planning process.

  • Joseph Hurley @529guru

    Joe Hurley is the Founder of savingforcollege.com and is widely recognized as a college savings and 529 plan industry expert. In 1999, he published “The Best Way to Save for College – A Complete Guide to 529 Plans”, which has sold over 100,000 copies.

  • Savingforcollege.com @saving4college

    With just shy of 10K followers, savingforcollege.com is a top source of objective information related to 529 plans and other ways to save and pay for college.

  • GradSave @GradSave

    GradSave offers daily tweets covering college saving news and other lighthearted content that appeals to young families.

  • Suze Orman @SuzeOrmanShow

    As one of the country’s most respected personal finance experts, Emmy award winning TV host and NYTimes best selling author, Suze Orman maintains a strong presence on Twitter. If you tweet a question, she may even mention it and give you an answer during the Suze Orman Show, which airs on CNBC.

  • Michael Kitces @MichaelKitces

    “Does he ever sleep?” Michael is a nationally recognized speaker and commentator on financial planning issues for a variety of publications including the Wall Street Journal and Kiplinger Magazine. You will find him tweeting with his industry peers on a daily basis.

  • Mark Kantrowitz @mkant

    Mark Kantrowitz is Senior Vice President and Publisher of the Edvisors network, a group of websites designed to help plan and pay for college. He is a nationally recognized expert on financial aid, scholarships and student loans.

  • Money on College @Money_College

    MONEY magazine senior writer Kim Clark tweets about what you get for your money when it comes to paying for college.

  • Tara Siegel Bernard @tarasbernard

    Tara is a personal finance reporter for the New York Times. She writes about various consumer issues, including retirement and college savings.

  • 401kid, inc. @401kid

    401kid, inc. shares news and advice with families and financial advisors trying to learn about college savings plans. In addition to providing investor education, the company sells college planning asset allocation software.

  • Our Kids & Money @OurKidsandMoney

    Our Kids & Money is a website dedicated to helping kids and their families become confident about their financial choices. They tweet tips and information on all aspects of personal finance, including college savings.

  • Lynne O'Shaughnessy @Collegeblogs

    As a college columnist for CBS MoneyWatch, Lynne calls herself an “expert on shrinking college costs”. You’ll often find her tweeting about topics like scholarships, grants and financial aid.

  • Andrea Feirstein @529source

    AKF Consulting is the leading strategic advisor to the college savings industry and has advised 32 states on 529 plan implementation and development. Andrea Feirstein tweets the latest news about 529 plan functionality and investment options.

  • Jeanmarie Keller @jeanmariekeller

    Jeanmarie Keller is the Founder of SmartPlanForCollege.com. She helps parents of college-bound students find ways to save on the cost of tuition. Her tweets are based on planning tips and finding the maximum scholarship and financial aid available.

  • Liz Pulliam Weston @lizweston

    Liz is a personal finance columnist and best-selling author. Her tweets focus on helping those who are struggling improve their financial well being.

  • Ron Lieber @ronlieber

    Ron Lieber is a well-known NY Times Your Money columnist who tweets about parenting, money and family values.

  • Sharon Epperson @Sharon_Epperson

    CNBC’s Senior Commodities and Personal Finance Sharon Epperson keeps followers informed on the latest financial news and tax tips for families. She has appeared on the Today Show and teaches at Columbia.

  • Caralee Adams @caraleeadams

    Caralee’s Blog College Bound, featured in Education Week, highlights various obstacles that can prevent the opportunity for a college education. Her tweets touch on specific issues and how they are being resolved.

  • Penelope Wang @PennyWriter

    Penelope offers personal finance related tweets that are timely and witty, geared toward the “99%”.

  • Janet Novack @janetnovack

    Forbes’ Washington Bureau Chief Janet Novack offers insight on personal finance topics like tax, budget and retirement policy.

  • AnnaMaria Andriotis @AAndriotis

    Wall Street Journal’s AnnaMaria Andriotis shares thoughts on consumer credit issues like mortgages, credit scores and college topics like financial aid, grants and 529 plans.

For most of us, saving for our children’s college tuition doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a long process, and as we put away money laws will change and new products will come available. Even if you’re currently investing in a 529 college savings plan, you’ll want to stay on top of the latest news.

For example, this week we learned from @529guru Joseph Hurley when he tweeted about a bill that was introduced into Congress that would make 529 plans more attractive. If approved, it would result in favorable changes including allowing up to $25,000 of unused funds to be rolled to a Roth RIA under certain circumstances.

So whether you’re actively saving for college or just starting to think about it, here’s a list of 20 people whose tweets will help guide you through the college planning process.

  • Joseph Hurley @529guru

    Joe Hurley is the Founder of savingforcollege.com and is widely recognized as a college savings and 529 plan industry expert. In 1999, he published “The Best Way to Save for College – A Complete Guide to 529 Plans”, which has sold over 100,000 copies.

  • Savingforcollege.com @saving4college

    With just shy of 10K followers, savingforcollege.com is a top source of objective information related to 529 plans and other ways to save and pay for college.

  • GradSave @GradSave

    GradSave offers daily tweets covering college saving news and other lighthearted content that appeals to young families.

  • Suze Orman @SuzeOrmanShow

    As one of the country’s most respected personal finance experts, Emmy award winning TV host and NYTimes best selling author, Suze Orman maintains a strong presence on Twitter. If you tweet a question, she may even mention it and give you an answer during the Suze Orman Show, which airs on CNBC.

  • Michael Kitces @MichaelKitces

    “Does he ever sleep?” Michael is a nationally recognized speaker and commentator on financial planning issues for a variety of publications including the Wall Street Journal and Kiplinger Magazine. You will find him tweeting with his industry peers on a daily basis.

  • Mark Kantrowitz @mkant

    Mark Kantrowitz is Senior Vice President and Publisher of the Edvisors network, a group of websites designed to help plan and pay for college. He is a nationally recognized expert on financial aid, scholarships and student loans.

  • Money on College @Money_College

    MONEY magazine senior writer Kim Clark tweets about what you get for your money when it comes to paying for college.

  • Tara Siegel Bernard @tarasbernard

    Tara is a personal finance reporter for the New York Times. She writes about various consumer issues, including retirement and college savings.

  • 401kid, inc. @401kid

    401kid, inc. shares news and advice with families and financial advisors trying to learn about college savings plans. In addition to providing investor education, the company sells college planning asset allocation software.

  • Our Kids & Money @OurKidsandMoney

    Our Kids & Money is a website dedicated to helping kids and their families become confident about their financial choices. They tweet tips and information on all aspects of personal finance, including college savings.

  • Lynne O'Shaughnessy @Collegeblogs

    As a college columnist for CBS MoneyWatch, Lynne calls herself an “expert on shrinking college costs”. You’ll often find her tweeting about topics like scholarships, grants and financial aid.

  • Andrea Feirstein @529source

    AKF Consulting is the leading strategic advisor to the college savings industry and has advised 32 states on 529 plan implementation and development. Andrea Feirstein tweets the latest news about 529 plan functionality and investment options.

  • Jeanmarie Keller @jeanmariekeller

    Jeanmarie Keller is the Founder of SmartPlanForCollege.com. She helps parents of college-bound students find ways to save on the cost of tuition. Her tweets are based on planning tips and finding the maximum scholarship and financial aid available.

  • Liz Pulliam Weston @lizweston

    Liz is a personal finance columnist and best-selling author. Her tweets focus on helping those who are struggling improve their financial well being.

  • Ron Lieber @ronlieber

    Ron Lieber is a well-known NY Times Your Money columnist who tweets about parenting, money and family values.

  • Sharon Epperson @Sharon_Epperson

    CNBC’s Senior Commodities and Personal Finance Sharon Epperson keeps followers informed on the latest financial news and tax tips for families. She has appeared on the Today Show and teaches at Columbia.

  • Caralee Adams @caraleeadams

    Caralee’s Blog College Bound, featured in Education Week, highlights various obstacles that can prevent the opportunity for a college education. Her tweets touch on specific issues and how they are being resolved.

  • Penelope Wang @PennyWriter

    Penelope offers personal finance related tweets that are timely and witty, geared toward the “99%”.

  • Janet Novack @janetnovack

    Forbes’ Washington Bureau Chief Janet Novack offers insight on personal finance topics like tax, budget and retirement policy.

  • AnnaMaria Andriotis @AAndriotis

    Wall Street Journal’s AnnaMaria Andriotis shares thoughts on consumer credit issues like mortgages, credit scores and college topics like financial aid, grants and 529 plans.

 

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