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3/20/2014


529 Plans: As a Way to Save for College, They're Consistently Head of the Class

US News: DailyFinance

The cost of a college education has risen steadily for decades, and getting a head-start on saving for it has become a must for anyone hoping to minimize the amount of debt their children will end up carrying after graduation day.


By DAN CAPLINGER
March 18, 2014
1/14/2014


Fed Student-Loan Focus Recognizes Threat to U.S. Economy

Bloomberg.com


Jan 14, 2014 8:08 PM ET


Tiffany Roberson works for the state of Texas as a parole officer, teaches part time and is living with her parents after finishing a master’s degree. She’s held off marrying her boyfriend of four years and starting a family because she owes more than $170,000 in federal and private student loans.

1/14/2014


Know When to Shift Age-Based College Savings

US News: Education > Colleges

If a child decides to take a gap year, it may be time to change the investment strategy in a 529 plan.


By REYNA GOBEL
January 15, 2014
1/5/2014


'Saving for college hurts financial aid,' and other myths

BY LIZ WESTON
LOS ANGELES Mon Jan 6, 2014 9:53am EST
12/17/2013


Plan Year-End College Savings to Maximize State Tax Benefits

Some states require 529 plan contributions be postmarked by Dec. 31 – but others have different rules.

By REYNA GOBEL December 18, 2013
10/29/2013


Explore College Savings Account Options for Multiple Children

A single 529 plan college savings account sometimes makes more sense than having one for each child.

By REYNA GOBEL
July 26, 2013
10/29/2013


Morningstar Announces Annual Analyst Ratings and Research for Nation's Largest 529 Plans

press release | Oct. 22, 2013, 9:31 a.m. EDT

Four Plans Rated Gold; Five Rated Silver; Four Rated Negative