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529 Plan Basics: Pros, Cons and Strategies

One strategy that many families use to save for college is to invest in a 529 plan. What is it? A 529 plan is a tax-advantaged savings plan designed to encourage saving for future college costs. 529 plans, legally known as “qualified tuition plans,” are sponsored by states, state agencies or educational institutions and are…

October 2011: Getting the Best Financial Aid Package

Greetings! I’m excited to introduce my brand new e-newsletter! I’ll be sending it out monthly to share helpful information and tips about the college planning process. I hope you find it useful and pass it on to your friends. Our first public workshop of the fall is just a week away, so make sure to…