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College won’t pay for itself. How will you pay for it? You may have more choices than you think. Is creating a college fund on your to-do list? Consider these options. 529 plans. Anyone can contribute to these savings vehicles. Some let you prepay college tuition; others allow you to accumulate and invest education funds. Earnings on investments in a 529 plan grow tax-deferred, and withdrawals are exempt from federal taxes when the money pays

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Prior to the popularity of 529 plans, many people saving for their children’s education opted for either a Uniform Gifts to Minors Act (UGMA) account or a Uniform Transfers to Minors Act (UTMA) account, depending on their state of residence. Today, for those looking to reap the tax benefits 529 plans offer, it is possible to fund most 529 plans with assets from an UGMA or UTMA; however, no two 529 plans are alike. Before

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Many parents put off education funding because they believe the task is overwhelming, or they think saving the required amount of money will force them to compromise their current lifestyle. While these may be legitimate concerns, they need not hinder you from establishing and maintaining an effective college funding plan. Whether considering a public or private college for your child, the key to effective planning is to begin as early as possible. One way to

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