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.

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For Grandparents

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.

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Common College Savings Mistakes

Rather than make a deal with the devil, it is smart to save for college in advance. Even so, it is possible to make mistakes that affect the amount of college savings, the earnings, or the financial aid or tax impact of the college savings plan.

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