COLLEGE SAVINGS 101

529s

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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.

| Coverdell | | ESAs | | 529s |
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College costs way more than parents think

Although more parents are saving for college than ever before, many are doing so without a realistic goal in mind. If this sounds like you, it may be time to rethink your strategy.

| college costs | | savings | | 529s | | 529 plans |
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Top ten direct-sold plans

The highly-anticipated Savingforcollege.com 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

| Direct-sold 529 | | 529s | | college savings plans | | college saving plans | | score | | best plan |
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3 takeaways for professionals from "How America Pays for College"

Professionals and advisors to college savers can benefit from the insights the study offers when promoting their services, educating clients, and growing their 529 plan businesses

| higher education | | annual survey | | SallieMae | | Ipsos | | 529s | | 529 | | savings |
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It's never too late to start your college plan

Itís never too late to start saving for your childís college education. Here are some tips for late stage planning strategies that wonít jeopardize your retirement.

| college | | planning | | 529 | | 529s | | college savings | | college save |
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What Trump's proposed budget cuts could mean for college savers

President Trumpís new budget proposal focuses on simplifying federal student loan options and financial aid. See how this could affect your college savings strategy.

| Trump | | Proposed Cuts | | College Savings | | 529s |
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Top ten direct-sold plans

The highly-anticipated Savingforcollege.com 529 plan rankings are here! This slideshow features our most recent top ten list of direct-sold 529 plans for one-year investment performance. *Three-year performance rankings as of 03/31/2017

| Direct-sold 529 | | 529s | | college savings plans | | college saving plans | | score | | best plan |
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Top ten direct-sold plans

The highly-anticipated Savingforcollege.com 529 plan rankings are here! This slideshow features our most recent top ten list of direct-sold 529 plans for one-year investment performance. *Three-year performance rankings as of 12/31/2016

| Direct-sold 529 | | 529s | | college savings plans | | college saving plans | | score | | best plan |
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I withdrew too much 529 money. Now what?

What happens if you withdraw too much money from a 529 college savings plan? Learn how to avoid paying taxes and penalties and keep your savings intact.

| 529 withdrawl | | 529s | | |
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17 states where day care costs more than college

In 17 states, full-time day care costs more than college. Find out if your state made the list and how to saving in a 529 when your child starts elementary school.

| daycare | | college. 529s | | save |
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Top ten direct-sold plans

The highly-anticipated Savingforcollege.com 529 plan rankings are here! This slideshow features our most recent top ten list of direct-sold 529 plans for one-year investment performance. *Three-year performance rankings as of 06/30/16

| Direct-sold 529 | | 529s | | college savings plans | | college saving plans | | score | | best plan |
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New tool helps you pick the best investments for college

Just like your 401k or IRA, your 529 planís performance will be based on its underlying investments, so itís important to select the right combination of potential risk and reward to meet your needs.

| investment | | 529s | | 529 plan |
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12 money rules to live by

If you're tired of the "on the one hand this, on the other hand that" approach to financial advice, check out these guidelines I've collected over the years. Perhaps youíll find some one-size-fits-all advice that suits you.

| Money rules | | financial | | 529s |
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Congress aims to improve and simplify 529 plans

| 529 | | 529s | | 529 plan | | 529 plans | | 529 rules |
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The Wealthfront 529 College Savings Plan: Is college investing with a robo-advisor right for you?

Recently announced state-sponsored 529 college savings plan to complement its existing suite of investment products, see what this means for families saving for college.

| wealthfront | | 529 | | 529s | | 529 plan | | 529 plans | | college savings |
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Top ten direct-sold plans

The highly-anticipated Savingforcollege.com 529 plan rankings are here! This slideshow features our most recent top ten list of direct-sold 529 plans for one-year investment performance. *Three-year performance rankings as of 03/31/16

| Direct-sold 529 | | 529s | | college savings plans | | college saving plans | | score | | best plan |
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How the Fiduciary Rule Impacts 529 plans

The U.S. DOL (Department of Labor) unveiled new rules that are, in aggregate, widely-referred to as "The Fiduciary Rule."

| fiduciary rule | | impact 529 | | 529s |
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Should 529 plans be able to cover pre-K through 12 expenses?

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush recently announced an education plan that would include expanding the benefits of 529 college savings plans.

| Jed Bush | | Education | | Plan | | 529s | | 529 plan | | 529 plans |
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How satisfied are consumers with their 529 plans?

According to Sallie Maeís How America Saves for College 2015, 27% of American families saving for college are using 529 plans. But how happy are they with their plans?

| Sallie Mae | | Happy 529 plan. 529s |
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Top college savings stories of 2015

Here's a list of our most-read articles of the year, and many offer tips and advice that can be used throughout 2016 as well.

| 529s | | college savings | | parents | | education benefits | | gap year |
 

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