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Most families don't pay the sticker price for college, but don't put off saving. Consider a 529—and start early.
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A popular college-savings vehicle is the 529 savings plan, which provides several tax advantages when used for education expenses.
Custodial accounts may not offer the tax benefits of 529 plans, but they can be used to fund expenses that 529 plans don’t cover.
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Coverdell Education Savings Accounts can provide more flexible investing options compared to 529 college savings plans.
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Being strategic now can help increase your chances of securing college financial aid.
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A new baby means a whole new financial reality. Best to be prepared—starting before the baby comes.
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Kid not going to college? Don't despair. Those 529 assets can be used for a variety of education costs.
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Funding a grandchild's education can be complicated business. Be sure to consider all of your choices before making a decision.
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Favorable tax treatment of scholarship money is only one way Uncle Sam may be able to help you with college costs.
Seven faulty assumptions that could derail your savings goals—and how to avoid them.
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