Articles by Reyna Gobel
There are options other than 529 plan accounts for parents paying for college.
It may make more sense to open a new 529 account after moving out-of-state than to move college funds.
Check if interest on savings bonds or 529 plan investments will contribute more to college savings.
Lock in tuition prices at more than 270 private colleges with specialty 529 plans.
Determine a successor to oversee the distribution of 529 plan funds in the event of a parent’s death.
Paying a grandchild’s college directly would allow grandparents to avoid gift taxes.
Families should use 529 plan funds and other sources before turning to loans.
Consider saving 529 plan funds for grad school or a future child’s education before cashing out.
Short educational trips can be considered eligible expenses for 529 plan college savings accounts.
Make sure you’ve set up college savings in a way that minimizes your expected family contribution.