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5 College Savings Plans that Could Save You Money

If you’ve got kids, it’s time to start planning for their education — even if they’re still in diapers.   The cost of a college education these days (average yearly tuition for 2013-2014)...
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An Innovative and Powerful Way to Save for Higher Education ? The 529 College Savings Plan

With the cost of college tuition and expenses rising at a higher pace than the rate of general inflation, planning for a child's education is one of the most important financial decisions one can make. In the past, many...
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Good News for College-Bound Students: Fees Dropping in 2014 for 529 College Savings Plans

By Justin Stoltzfus. Those who want to put money into a?529 college savings plan?should know about how these kinds of investment opportunities have been revamped and improved during recent years. Now, some of the newest...
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Five Ways to Cover College Tution

There is no escaping the fact that college costs are rising. According to the College Board, a non-profit composed of more than 4,700 educational institutions, the average annual tuition is $30,094 for four-year private...
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The Role of the Prepaid Tuition Plan -- and Some Helpful Things to Know in 2014

By Justin Stoltzfus March 3, 2014 In addition to the wide range of 529 college savings plans based on tax exempt status, there's an option commonly called "prepaid tuition," which often receives a...
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Crash Course on College Savings Plans

Investing education dollars in a tax-free, state-sponsored 529 college savings plan may be a no-brainer. Choosing the right plan can be a brain rattler. Finance experts can point to hundreds of options for 529 savers,...
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Five Ways to Cover College Tuition

There is no escaping the fact that college costs are rising. According to the College Board, a not-for-profit membership organization composed of more than 4,700 educational organizations, the average annual tuition at...
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An Innovative and Powerful Way to Save for Higher Education

With the cost of college tuition and expenses rising at a higher pace than the rate of general inflation, planning for a child's education is one of the most important financial decisions one can make. In the past, many...
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Crash Course On College Savings Plans

Investing education dollars in a tax-free, state-sponsored 529 college savings plan may be a no-brainer. Choosing the right plan can be a brain-rattler. More than 70 plans exist nationwide, and investment options seem to...
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Interpreting 529 Plan Expenses

529 plans have many benefits, ranging from the fact that the owner, not the beneficiary controls the assets to the fact that earnings grow tax free from federal taxes and withdrawals for qualified education expenses are...
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College Savings Plans: The Benefits of a 529 Plan

Do you know what a "529" college savings plan is and how they work? If you?re concerned about investing enough money to send your children to college, it's critical you know about this new, powerful way to save for higher...
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Legacy Moves: Planning Your Business's future

By James O'Brien January 15, 2014 When you build a business, you're not simply fulfilling a vision while earning a living; you're also creating a legacy. It's your legacy, and it's something to pass along. Enter...
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States May Offer the Key to Meeting Education Costs

Every spousal financial relationship is unique. Through the years, couples develop their own systems for handling financial matters. Sometimes it is one partner's responsibility to manage all finances, sometimes the other's...
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Section 529 Savings Plans

Section 529 savings plans are state-sponsored college savings plans to which anyone can contribute money on behalf of a beneficiary. Contributions are invested according to options directed by the state. Here are some pros...
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ACA and Job Lock

By Justin Stoltzfus January 15, 2014 The media is all over the Affordable Care Act, mostly because of intense political drama. Reports on the number of applicants signed up, the strengths and weaknesses of various state...
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College Saving -- Down to the Wire

Tassels, caps, gowns and football season  these are the sights that trigger high school students' dreams of college, but they can alsopoint to a financial nightmare for parents facing college costs. According to 2013...
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The Pillars of Education Planning

An ever-stressful topic among parents is how to accumulate sufficient resources to meet their children's education funding needs. Ideally, the accumulation of resources for education costs should be based on an investment...
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Gifting to Children

Today, there are a number of ways to save for higher education. Parents can take advantage of pre-paid college plans, Section 529 plans and Coverdell Educational Savings Accounts (formally the Education IRAs) to name a few....
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529 Plans ? A Tax Advantaged College Savings Program

Is it possible to secure a tax-advantaged college savings plan that has no age restrictions? How about no income phase out limits if I make a good living? Do we have to be penalized with those pesky residency requirements?...
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529 Savings Plans: King of the College Funding Accounts or 2nd Tier Option?

In just about any publication you read, from newspapers to magazines, "experts" are hailing the unmatched benefits afforded to you for education savings through a 529 Savings Plan. From the possibility of state tax...
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Budgeting and Your College Student

Many students will first handle money without parental supervision during college. To help keep costs down and avoid conflicts, you may want to develop a budget to guide your child's spending. As you go through the process,...
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Tips for Your College Education Fund

No one disputes the fact that the cost of a college education is high. For the 2004-05 school year, the average annual cost of a four-year public university is $14,640 and for a four-year private university is $30,295...
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Withdrawing College Funds

Once your child starts college, you'll want to use funds set aside for college to maximize tax advantages as well as your financial aid awards. Which investments should you withdraw first - money from personal savings,...
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Planning for College Costs? Be Sure to Do Your Homework

Most people agree that an investment in a college education is money well spent. But finding the money to pay for escalating education costs is not easy. According to The College Board, the cost of putting a student through...
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Dueling Goals: Saving For College and Retirement

Back in the "good old days" when people tended to have children at younger ages, they were able to take important financial goals like saving for retirement and educating their kids one at a time. Now, as the baby boomers...
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How do You Plan to Save for College?

If the sounds of high school Pomp and Circumstance seem far away for members of your family, hold onto your mortarboards. The cost of a college education is rising and showing no signs of decreasing. According to the College...
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529 Savings Plans: A Flexible Way to Save for Higher Education

As if saving isn't difficult enough, setting aside money for college has become an added challenge for many parents and grandparents in recent years, as the cost of higher education continues to rise. In fact, with the...
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Save Wisely for College

Education funding is a hot topic these days. With the average cost of college soaring, families are coming to realize that they had better start saving sooner rather than later. In the past three decades, public college...
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