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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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5 things to consider before doing a 529 plan rollover

Before you make any changes to your plan, ask yourself these five questions.

| Rollover | | 529 plan | | recapture tax | | 529 plans | | non-qualified withdrawal | | taxes | | Coverdell ESA |
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6 ways you can save for college

To help those families out there who may not have all the time they want to research their options for saving for college, we’ve listed six common ways you can start a college fund, and the biggest pros and cons of each.

| 529 plan | | mutual funds | | coverdell ESA | | Roth IRA | | UGMA/UTMA | | custodial accounts | | saving for college | | paying for college | | the best way to save for college |
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Top 5 mistakes to avoid when using a Coverdell ESA

If you want to start saving for elementary school, high school, or college, a Coverdell is one of your best options. But before you decide to open an account, be sure to look out for these five common pitfalls.

| coverdell esa | | coverdell | | mistakes using a coverdell | | saving for college | | paying for college |
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10 easy ways grandparents can help pay for college

One way grandparents can help their grandchildren on their journey to becoming successful adults is to help fund their college education. Here are ten ways to do this, and the risks and benefits of each.

| grandparents | | saving for college | | paying for college | | financial aid | | coverdell | | 529 plan | | loan | | trust | | grandchild | | estate planning |
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Coverdell ESA versus 529 Plan

Although it has been around since 1998--when it was called the Education IRA--the ESA has long been overshadowed by the 529 plan. Well, its time may have come.

| Coverdell | | Versus | | 529 Plan | | Coverdell ESA |
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5 ways to judge your 529 plan's performance

You expect excellent investment results from your 529 plan, but how do you really know? Here are five approaches to help you judge your 529 plan's investment performance.

| 529 plan | | performance | | retirement account | | UTMA | | UGMA | | Coverdell |
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Welcome to the new and improved Savingforcollege.com Blog!

Whether you are a new parent, grandparent or professional advisor, we are committed to offering the most timely and relevant college savings content while encouraging interaction, comments and feedback.

| college savings | | 529 plans | | financial aid | | coverdell esas | | scholarships | | student loans | | Joe Hurley |
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6 college savings resolutions for 2014

The date of your child's college enrollment creeps ever closer. As 2013 comes to a close, consider including the following items on your list of resolutions for 2014.

| Resolutions 2014 | | Resolutions | | 529 | | 529 plan | | Roth IRAs | | Coverdell education savings |
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Education incentives survive fiscal cliff

President Obama has just signed the 2012 American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA), saving many of the education tax incentives scheduled to expire on December 31, 2012, and even resuscitating incentives that had expired at the end of 2011.

| Education incentives | | fiscal cliff | | 529 Plan | | Coverdell | | Lifetime Learning credit |
 

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