Martha Kortiak Mert
Chief Growth Officer, Savingforcollege.com
Martha is Chief Growth Officer for Savingforcollege.com, where she leads initiatives to bring innovative solutions to consumers and professionals in the college savings marketplace. Previously, Martha had a successful career developing marketing and customer strategies for Fortune 500 and start-up companies in financial services, digital media, retail and consumer products. She received her MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA and her BSFS in International Economics from Georgetown University.
What you can pay for with a 529 plan
529 plans offer tax-free withdrawals when the funds are used to pay for qualified higher education expenses. In general, this includes costs of attending an eligible college or university. Starting January 1, 2018, this definition is expanded to include up to $10,000 in K-12 tuition expenses per beneficiary per year.
New study: Are men too confident about college savings? Or are women too pessimistic?
According to Savingforcollege.com's Annual College Savings Survey, a person's gender may impact the way they save and pay for college. What's more, these differences may exist across a broader spectrum of financial attitudes and behaviors.