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Savings opportunities for students with special needs

Saving for a child’s or grandchild’s college can be complicated, but things become even more complex when that child has a disability. Learn about the different ways to plan for their future education and the best ways to save for it.

| Able Act | | Disability |
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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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Which Standardized Test Should You Take - the ACT or SAT?

Today, both the SAT and the ACT are accepted by four-year universities.

| ACT | | SAT |
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New 529 ABLE accounts may offer even more benefits for people with disabilities

The ABLE Act gives Americans with disabilities the opportunity to save up to $14,000 per year in a tax-deferred account similar to a 529 college savings plan as a supplement to their government benefits.

| ABLE Act | | 529 Plan | | Disability | | PATH Act |
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New tax bill brings improvements to education benefits

Families saving for college with a 529 plan may want to review their 2015 qualified expenses.

| ABLE act | | PATH | | College Savings | | College Save | | 529 Plans | | 529's | | 529 Plan | | |
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Six steps to landing in the Ivy Leagues

If your child has their hopes set on attending an Ivy League school, it's important to start preparing early on. Lulu Curiel of Ivy Advisors shares six tips to pave your path to the Ivy League schools.

| Ivy Leagues | | GPA | | SAT | | ACT | | extracurricular |
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How you can help your child ace the SAT or ACT

It's never too early to start preparing for the SATs or ACTs. Lauren Gaggioli, Founder of Higher Scores Test Prep, shares her insights on what it takes to make the grade on these high-stress standardized tests.

| sat | | act | | standardized testing | | test prep | | high scores | | college prep | | high school | | test taking | | test taking tips |
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The ABLE Act and what it means for your 529 plan

The long-awaited Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act has been signed into law by President Obama. Learn about how the 529A accounts created by this Act will help Americans with disabilities better save for the future.

| 529 plan | | saving for college | | disability | | ABLE Act | | President Obama | | Congress | | tax-deferred | | savings account |
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College Savings Timeline: The home stretch

You’re the parent of a high school junior, which means in just two years your child will be on his or her way to college. In this week’s College Savings Timeline, we discuss the five most important college planning steps for the final years of high school.

| 529 plans | | 529 plan | | college savings | | high school | | scholarships | | financial aid | | SAT | | ACT | | FAFSA |
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Annual College Savings Survey results: Direct- or advisor-sold 529 plan?

Our survey results indicate many of our readers feel comfortable selecting their own investments, but there may be situations in which an advisor-sold 529 plan could be a better fit. Here are a few key questions to ask yourself:

| 529 plan | | 529 plans | | college savings | | direct-sold 529 | | advisor-sold 529 | | fees | | financial advisor | | financial planner | | investment options | | active management | | index funds |
 

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