Understanding 529 Plans

Use this section to learn about 529 Plans, see answers to commonly asked 529 questions and get the latest news from the 529 industry. You can take a tutorial to explain 529 Plans and learn about how to save for college most effectively.

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For Grandparents

Grandparents and 529s work well together! In this section we explain gift rules, retirement planning and how best to provide for your grandchild's college education.

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How to Choose the Best 529 Plan for You

529 plan rankings tend to be one size fits all. But, the 529 plan that is best for other people is not necessarily the best 529 plan for you. When choosing the best 529 college savings plan, the choice should be personalized to your family’s specific situation, such as your state of residence, your risk tolerance and your investment time horizon.

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