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10 things you probably don’t know about college savings plans

The 529 savings plan is a state-sponsored, tax-advantaged investment account open to anyone. The funds can be used to pay for undergraduate, graduate, technical, and trade schools. You can contribute up to $US15,000 per year, per child, and per donor, or $US30,000 if you’re married, without incurring a gift tax. […]
10 things you probably don’t know about college savings plans
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Everything You Need To Know About Tax-Advantaged Accounts In 2013

[credit provider=”Instagram/marianamejia0″ url=”http://statigr.am/viewer.php#/detail/358698697083688579_246756124″] Folks, I know what you’re whispering when I walk into the room: “That guy really knows his tax-advantaged accounts.”It’s my one superpower. (Well, I’m also pretty good at making omelets.)
Everything You Need To Know About Tax-Advantaged Accounts In 2013
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People Are Finally Figuring Out The Simplest Way To Save For College

[credit provider=”flickr/tulanesally” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/tulanesally/5887771701/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] What might be the most accessible and simplest way to save for college–a 529 savings plan–is typically one of the most widely misunderstood financial tools among consumers. That all might be changing, however, given a new report by the College Savings Plans Network. 
People Are Finally Figuring Out The Simplest Way To Save For College
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People Are Overlooking One Of The Simplest College Savings Tools Out There

[credit provider=”Flickr via orangeacid” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/orangeacid/252090910/”] College tuition rates are heading nowhere but up these days, leaving parents and students more reliant on state-funded financial aid and student loans to finance higher education.What might be the most accessible and simplest way to save for college–a 529 savings plan–is also one of […]
People Are Overlooking One Of The Simplest College Savings Tools Out There
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A College Savings Site Got Burned For Allegedly Lifting Bank Account And Personal Information From Users

[credit provider=”www.upromise.com” url=”http://www.upromise.com/”] Upromise.com, a site popular with cash-strapped college students, just settled FTC claims it violated consumer protection laws by inadvertantly gleaning a host of personal and financial account information from users.The Sallie Mae-backed service works by hooking students up with rebates on purchases from hundreds of participating retailers, […]
A College Savings Site Got Burned For Allegedly Lifting Bank Account And Personal Information From Users
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5 Reasons Parents Should Study Up On College 529 Plans

[credit provider=”Ericka Clouther” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/eralon/3371901042/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Millions of families striving to meet the mounting costs of college have flocked to 529 college savings plans. For most investors, the plans’ main attractions are the potential for federal tax-deferred earnings growth and federal tax-free qualified withdrawals.The plans’ aggregate asset limits, which often exceed $200,000, […]
5 Reasons Parents Should Study Up On College 529 Plans