Understanding 529 Plans
Use this section to learn about 529 Plans, see answers to commonly asked 529 questions and get the latest news from the 529 industry. You can take a tutorial to explain 529 Plans and learn about how to save for college most effectively.
What is a 529 plan?
Find answers to the most commonly asked questions investors have about 529 plans.
Take our 7 step tutorial to learn about investing in 529 plans.
Grandparents and 529s work well together! In this section we explain gift rules, retirement planning and how best to provide for your grandchild's college education.Learn more
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Financial Guide for Parents of New Children
Babies are expensive. Really expensive. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it costs about $234,000 to raise a child from birth through age 17. That figure does not include the cost of college, which will cost about the same amount for a child born this year. There are several financial steps you should take to cover the cost of a new baby and plan for the child’s future.Read More
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How to Avoid the 10% Tax Penalty on Non-Qualified DistributionsRead More
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7 myths and realities of 529 plansRead More