The 411 on 529's

what is a 529? A savings account for college expenses that grows tax free. why should you care about having a 529? College is expensive and kids grow up fast. Every dollar saved is more than a dollar that you won’t have to borrow for college costs. A child is 6x more likely to atte...

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6 Reasons to Consider a 529 College Savings Plan

With the rising cost of a college education, it can be difficult to ensure your loved ones receive a quality educational experience. Many try to set aside funds for future use, but those funds either become allocated to other expenditures or lose value over time by sitting in a low-interest savings...

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Boost Your 529 Savings

Looking For Ways To Boost Your 529 Savings? Prioritize saving for college by treating your savings account like a bill that needs to be paid regularly. Set up automatic payroll deductions at work, or automate a fixed contribution from your checking or savings account. Deposit lump sums ...

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Making Contributions Toward Your 529 ABLE Account with the Gift of Independence

What are 529 ABLE (529A) accounts: An Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Accounts provide a new opportunity for disabled Americans to save money in their own names. For many disabled persons, saving has been a challenge because the public benefits on which they rely often limit the amount...

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Most Parents Say College Gifts Make Education Savings Easier

College Savings Foundation: 58% of Parents Would Ask for College Savings Gifts This holiday and year-end gifting season, American families are embracing the ease and abundance of college savings tools such as customized gifting websites, e-gift cards, online registries and gift certificates. ...

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Start Your Kids On The Path To Success With The Gift of College

Every child deserves a bright future and every parent wants their child to have that future. Unfortunately, college is very expensive and not an option for many lower and middle income families. Scholarships aren’t easy to come by and the cost of college tuition is rising exponentially. According to...

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Trade Unwanted Gift Cards For College Cash

The Christmas gifts are opened and once again, you have a fistful of gift cards. Gift cards are a popular present at the holidays — the National Retail Federation says more than half of consumers plan to give one this year. But they aren't always wanted — research organization CEB TowerGroup ...

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Giving and Receiving College Savings Gift Cards

Preparing for the holidays is about carefully deciding how much to budget for each individual on your list as well as making sure everyone feels good about what they are both giving and receiving. College savings gift cards can be the perfect balance. However, it is a gift that you want to make s...

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Three basic facts about 529 plans everyone should know

Before you choose a 529 plan, consider these three factors: whether your state offers an income tax deduction or credit, the minimum amount required to open and maintain your account and the fees charged. State tax benefits One of the biggest bonuses to investing in a 529 plan account for yo...

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Three Easy-on-your-budget tips to start funding your account

You know that feeling when you know you’ve put on a bit of weight and you don’t want to look at the scale. Yet, you know until you do, you’ll never commit to start working on getting the weight off. Saving for college is much less painless than that. Give up one thing. You don’t need to star...

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Investment plans that don’t require a degree in finance

The best part about 529 plans when it comes to investing is while you do have investment choices, they are limited enough that you don’t have to build a whole portfolio yourself. Most plans have investment packages that give you the flexibility to invest in riskier but higher earning investments whe...

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529 College Savings Plan Basics

529 Plan Basics You just got your first 529 plan gift card. Now what? How do you choose a plan and what do you need to know to get started? While these are investment plans that can get complicated. We want you to know the basics and the easiest ways to get started on funding your account. C...

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Plan and Finance Your Family's College Dreams

Invite Education offers parents an easy to use website that is mobile and tablet friendly with all of the information, tools and resources needed to plan and pay for college from birth through 12 th grade. Use the discount code 3 Free to a free three-month trial! Planning and payi...

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The Truth About 529 Plans

In honor of 529 College Savings Day, Gift of College answers parents' most common questions and concerns about 529 accounts. When should we start saving for college? Children are 7x more likely to go to college just by knowing there is a savings plan. Starting to save as early as possib...

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