Articles by Reyna Gobel
Apply for need- and merit-based scholarships offered by states that contribute to 529 plan accounts.
Check if changes in income affect a student’s eligibility for federal or university financial aid.
Children who have lost a parent can set up a memorial page to solicit contributions to a 529 account.
Compare 529 plan performance with index funds and over a long-term period to gauge potential growth.
Essay contests and sales are a few ways 529 plans offer incentives to save for college.
Check if tax-advantaged 529 plans are offered and if the bank is affiliated with a brokerage.
Estimate future tablet and ebook costs and encourage children to help save for college technology.
Costs such as an increase in the price of gas can be budget-busters for college students.
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.