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Blog — February 2015

2/23/2015 at 3:09pm

I got a first-hand inkling last week of just how much 2015’s high school seniors understand about the cost of college, debt, and the importance of saving.

I’m active with my college alumni association and had to read about three dozen applications for alumni scholarships that that my local chapter awards. Reviewing these applications, I noted a few themes:

2/12/2015 at 10:06am

I had an opportunity to join Scott Gamm at TheStreet.com to discuss how families can plan and save for college. Of course, Private College 529 Plan is uppermost in my mind for families planning higher for private higher education. And it's one tool among the higher education savings choices. Thanks to reaction from families across the nation, tax advantages remain for the earnings in 529 accounts. Watch the interview.

2/10/2015 at 4:20pm

President Obama's recent proposal to eliminate tax advantages for new funds into 529 investment and prepaid tuition plans is off the table. More people than ever are talking about saving for college. That helps explain why the plan fell apart -- a growing number of families are benefitting from them. Here's an excellent piece analyzing 529s from  Huffington Post.

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