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Brian Boswell

Brian Boswell is a subject matter expert on 529 savings plans. He is responsible for all things 529, including contributing content to the web site, quarterly performance rankings, and media relations.

Brian has worked with 529's in multiple capacities since 2001. Prior to joining, Brian served as Director of Advisor Distribution to Ascensus College Savings (formerly Upromise Investments, Inc.), the leading administrator of 529 savings and prepaid plans. There he oversaw the advisor-related business of ACS. At FRC (Financial Research Corporation) Brian served as Subject Matter Expert for educational savings research, responsible for developing and overseeing all FRC products and services related to college savings plans.

Brian has been quoted in leading publications including The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Investor's Business Daily, MarketWatch, BusinessWeek, Registered Rep, and Ignites, among others. He received a Bachelor of Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He holds NASD Series 7 and Series 24 licenses. He is a father of triplets with significant higher education expenses in his future.


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