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Kathryn Flynn

Kathryn joined in 2014 as a Financial Writer. She is a firm believer in the need for financial awareness and education. Her specialties include creating consumer friendly content related to college savings and personal finance for families. She has worked in the investment industry for over 10 years and brings a wealth of knowledge to our readers. Kathryn received her MBA from DePaul University and currently resides in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband and three children. In her spare time, she enjoys running and spending time with her family.


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.


Free college is here - But don't stop saving

Some states are beginning to offer free college tuition for residents. Hereís what you need to know, and why itís still important to save with a 529 plan.


10 states with the fastest rising college tuition

Since the Great Recession, state appropriations to higher education have been at historic lows.


Want to help your child get into college? Take a step back.

When it comes to a student's college application process, new research suggests that too much parent involvement can end up doing more harm than good.


Raising city kids? 8 states where you can save the most money

If you want your kids to grow up in an urban environment and still have room for college savings in your budget, check out these 8 low-cost cities.

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