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College Savings Plans

First Steps for Your Baby's Financial Future

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 03.14.2016 | Home
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Carrie, I've just had a baby! Things are pretty crazy in my house right now, but I want to be sure I give my daughter every opportunity I can. I...

Understanding 529 College Savings Plans

Terry Savage | Posted 07.13.2016 | Home
Terry Savage

There is probably no investment more important than the one you make for your child's education. It will pay to take the time to research your options, and set up a regular plan of investing.

It's 5/29: Are You Saving for College?

Patricia Roberts | Posted 05.28.2016 | Home
Patricia Roberts

Across the country as the clock strikes 5:29 a.m. and p.m. each day, if you're listening to the radio, you may hear a Public Service Announcement that begins by posing a timely and important question: "It's 5:29, are you saving for college?"

The Power of Love: 529 Plans and the Emotional Side of Saving for College

Patricia Roberts | Posted 04.15.2015 | Home
Patricia Roberts

CSPN is helping maintain this unanticipated attention by doing its share to raise awareness even further about the importance of 529 plans and the impact they can have on helping families avoid high student loan debt.

Now That Our Daughter Is In College.. Will We Ever Be Able To Retire?

Bradford M. Pine | Posted 01.04.2015 | Money
Bradford M. Pine

No matter how well you plan, it's hard not to wonder. After all, One of the many things you learn when you send your child to a university is that the costs are often much higher than you anticipated.

How The Government Spends Billions Helping Wealthy Students Go To College

| Jon Marcus | Posted 03.10.2014 | Home

It’s not just colleges and universities that are shifting their financial aid from lower-income to higher-income students. Tuition tax credits an...

Lessons From UNICEF on Halloween: How Small Donations Can Support Big College Dreams

Andrea Levere | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Andrea Levere

New research shows that low-income students with just $500 or less in college savings are three times more likely to enroll in college and four times more likely to graduate than those without a savings account. That's where we can help.

Saving for College: What Is a 529 Plan and How Can It Help You?

Tim Chen | Posted 08.21.2013 | Home
Tim Chen

Finding the right college savings plan takes some research and simply putting money into a savings account may not help you reach your goal in time. There are several options available.

The Case For NOT Saving For College

Jeff Bogle | Posted 04.14.2013 | Home
Jeff Bogle

Let me make the case that you shouldn't save one penny for your kid's college tuition. Don't even open a 529 college savings account. Unless you've got $10,000 or some eye-popping figure to toss into that bucket every year (if you do, you can probably also do what I'm about to say), Don't. Even. Bother.

College Savings Plan Benefit The Rich: GAO Report

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.04.2013 | Home

Few families are participating in a federal program designed to help parents and grandparents save money to pay for their children's and grandchildren...

Americans More Likely To Save For Cars, Vacations Than College Tuition

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.29.2012 | Home

Remember when Whitney Houston sang, "I believe the children are our future"? Nope. More Americans are saving today for a big-ticket purchase in th...

10 Things You Didn't Know About Saving For College

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 05.29.2012 | Money

It may not sound as exciting as Bubble Bath Day (January 8) or National Chili Day (February 22), but May 29 has been dubbed 529 Day by many states in ...

Will Student Loan Default Cause the Next Recession?

Pamela Yellen | Posted 06.27.2012 | Money
Pamela Yellen

With the costs of higher education high and rising, it's important for families to start planning for college early. Yet most people don't know the pitfalls to traditional college savings plans.