College 529 Plans

  • Parents saving for college hits an all-time high

    Many American families hope to pay 70-percent of higher education costs for their children.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 25- If your kids' college savings are not walled off in some kind of separate account, how do you keep yourself from raiding the kitty? Stephanie Sadural Heincker is one mom who does not trust herself: she has an automatic deduction from each paycheck go into 529 college savings plans for her two- and four-year-old. "This is the least I can do to try to smooth...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 25- If your kids' college savings are not walled off in some kind of separate account, how do you keep yourself from raiding the kitty? Stephanie Sadural Heincker is one mom who does not trust herself: she has an automatic deduction from each paycheck go into 529 college savings plans for her two- and four-year-old. "This is the least I can do to try to smooth...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 25- If your kids' college savings are not walled off in some kind of separate account, how do you keep yourself from raiding the kitty? Stephanie Sadural Heincker is one mom who does not trust herself: she has an automatic deduction from each paycheck go into 529 college savings plans for her two- and four-year-old. "This is the least I can do to try to smooth...

  • 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.

  • Robe- and mortar-bedecked students during the graduation at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.

    These plans weathered the financial crisis and the recession and came out on top. Here's why.

  • 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

    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

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

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    Many say 529 savings plans are the best way to save for college, but interest in them is cooling.

  • 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.