Kathryn Flynn

Kathryn is Content Director at She has been quoted in financial publications including Fortune, Money and GOBankingRates, and has been an expert guest on personal finance podcasts. Prior to, Kathryn worked in product marketing at Henderson Global Investors (now Janus Henderson Investors), a global asset manager. She earned her B.S. degree in Marketing from Northern Illinois University and her MBA with Finance Concentration from DePaul University's Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, and has prior FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses. Kathryn has 529 college savings plans for each of her three children, and enjoys creating content to help other families prepare for future higher education costs.


Top ten direct-sold plans

The highly-anticipated 529 plan rankings are here! This slideshow features our most recent top 10 list of direct-sold 529 plans for one-year investment performance. *Three-year performance rankings as of 09/30/2017


College savings: The gift parents want, but won't ask for

If you're looking to boost college savings, asking for 529 gifts should be a no-brainer. Here are some tips on how to bring up the topic with friends and family.


What your education tax benefits may look like in 2018

The IRS recently announced federal tax updates for 2018, which would affect some education related benefits. Find out how these changes could affect your college savings.


GOP bill would eliminate Coverdell ESAs and make 529s more flexible

Learn how proposals included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act could change 529 plans and Coverdell ESAs, and how it might affect your college savings strategy.


Whether you’re looking to open your first 529 plan or just checking up on a current investment, you want to make sure you’re using the most reliable source of information.

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