College 529 Plans

  • The next hot employee benefit? Tuesday, 4 Aug 2015 | 1:58 PM ET
    The next hot employee benefit?

    Saving for college is hard. But some employers are making it a little easier by matching employee contributions to 529 plans -- and two states are offering tax breaks to companies that do it.

  • 10 of the best 529 college savings plans Friday, 29 May 2015 | 12:38 PM ET
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    These plans weathered the financial crisis and the recession and came out on top. Here's why.

  • Senate votes to change 529 college accounts Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Senate votes to change 529 college accounts

    Senate votes to expand college savings accounts. CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports.

  • The true value of a 529 plan Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    The true value of a 529 plan

    President Obama has dropped his controversial proposal to tax 529 plans, but as CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports, the ability to withdraw tax-fee funds for higher education isn't the only reason these plans are an attractive vehicle for millions of families to save for college.

  • Harwood breaks down 529 plans Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 10:52 AM ET
    Harwood breaks down 529 plans

    CNBC's John Harwood explains the Administration's idea for taxing 529 plans and discusses why tax reform is going to be so difficult.

  • Are 529 College Savings Plans Too Easy To Beat? Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 | 10:56 AM ET
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    Many say 529 savings plans are the best way to save for college, but interest in them is cooling.

  • Suze Orman’s Rules for Lending Money Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 10:18 AM ET
    If someone asks you to lend them money, think before you act. As much as you may want to help out a friend or family member in need, there are several rules you should follow before you hand over any cash.Financial expert Suze Orman lays out her 10 rules for lending money — rules she says must never be altered. They will help you determine if you are in a position to lend or give money, and if so, how to go about doing it.“Live by [these] rules and one day you will be happy that you did,” she sa

    As much as you may want to help out a friend or family member in need, there are several rules you should follow before you hand over any cash.

  • 529 Plans Slide Show Sunday, 1 Dec 2002 | 12:00 AM ET