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How to Evaluate College Savings Performance to Predict Growth

Compare 529 plan performance with index funds and over a long-term period to gauge potential growth.

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Discuss all information with financial advisers or the plan manager, Levison recommends. Advisers will help parents balance past performance with other indicators such as fees and tax benefits.

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