Tag: 529 Plans

Do You Know the Best Way to Use a 529?

Do You Know the Best Way to Use a 529?

December 28, 2019

Having money saved in a 529 for your child’s college expenses is a huge boon. However, it’s important to use

How Grandparents Can Pay for College with 529 Plans

How Grandparents Can Pay for College with 529 Plans

September 8, 2019

Many families save for college by putting money away in a state’s standard 529 Plan, a college education savings account

How Is Your FAFSA EFC Calculated?

How Is Your FAFSA EFC Calculated?

August 9, 2019

When you get into the world of college applications, the acronym “EFC” comes up constantly. Mostly you’ll hear parents bemoaning

Freaking Out Over the Lack of Financial Aid?

Freaking Out Over the Lack of Financial Aid?

March 15, 2018

I’ve been reading a lot of Facebook posts about the financial aid letter freakout. That was me three years ago

Learning From Someone Else’s College Savings Mistakes

Learning From Someone Else’s College Savings Mistakes

October 29, 2014

Parent Story My husband Carl and I married late and had a child in our 40s. During our son’s first

The Ins and Outs of 529 Plans for College Savings

The Ins and Outs of 529 Plans for College Savings

March 6, 2014

    The 529 Savings Plan is a fund that got its name from the section of the tax code