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  • LOS ANGELES, March 9- President Obama' s aborted attempt to tax 529 plans may end up being a boon to the state-run college savings plans. Assets in 529 plans have grown steadily since the IRS formulated rules for them in 1996, and got a big boost five years later when Congress made distributions from the plans tax-free if used for qualified higher education...

  • 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