529 College Savings Plans Beat Benchmarks on After-Tax Basis
Before taxes many 529 college savings plans underperformed, but they topped comparable indexes when tax benefits were factored in, a study found.
Obama Lobs College Affordability Bomb as Congress Gears Up for Budget Talks
President Obama hit the road last week to promote his new college affordability plan, just weeks before the budget battle begins anew.
Fixing the Student Loan Crisis
I’m lucky. Unlike so many college students, I didn’t take out any student loans.
The Obama Budget: The Effect on College Savings Programs
Tax credits, grants, and a Federal takeover of student loans are on their way or proposed
College Savings Watch: Stimulus Bill Permits Use of 529 Funds for Computers
Expands permitted use of college savings vehicle for student computer purchase
529 Boot Camp
SavingForCollege.com's sixth annual 529 conference will take place September 24-26 at the Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas. "The first day is our boot camp,"...
All 529s Are Not Alike
Recent Savingforcollege.com research explored the fees attached to 529 plans nationwide, resulting in a list of the lower- and higher-cost plans. According to the study, the least-expensive 529 plans available are offered by Utah, Oregon, Ohio, Illinois, and North Carolina, while the most expensive plans are offered by Montana, Nebraska,...
College and university endowment funds had a banner year in 2006. The average fund earned a 10.7 percent investment return, according to the National Association...
oseph Hurley, founder of Savingforcollege.com, has published the Family Guide to College Savings, an 88-page manual that delves into the planning and savings options available to families for a child's college education. The guide covers areas such as affording the college of your choice; comparing college savings alternatives; transferring assets...
529 Tool Crosses Borders
oseph Hurley, founder of Savingforcollege.com, has announced an enhancement to the site's State Tax 529 Calculator. As they have in the past, users supply their state of residence, marital status, and the investment they intend to make in the 529 plan in dollars for the year. The calculator then demonstrates...