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.


How much can you contribute to a 529 plan in 2017?

While the IRS doesn't specify a dollar amount for annual contributions limits for 529 college savings plans, here are some guidelines making a deposit in 2017.


Introducing the Pro 529 Evaluator

The Pro 529 Evaluator is a tool designed to help financial advisors confidently recommend a 529 college savings plan to their clients. Compare fees, performance, state tax benefits and more.


Despite high student loan balances, Millennial parents are saving for college

Millennials are saving more money than other generations, even with student loan debt. But itís what theyíre saving for thatís been making recent headlines.


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 06/30/2017


15 states with the biggest 529 tax breaks

Saving for college? Check out your home stateís 529 plan. Here are the 15 states that offer residents the most generous tax deductions and credits for contributions.

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