College Savings

5 Tips for Maintaining Your 529 Account

This is the final article of our college savings series. Congrats for making it this far! One day not too far away, your kids are really going to thank you. Let’s recap what we’ve covered in the last month. We’ve talked about 1) whether to save for college, 2) what type of savings account to use and 3) how much to save. This final article will provide quick tips on how to maintain and (one day) withdraw money from your college savings accounts.

Should You Be Saving for College?

Today I bring you the first in a 4-part series on college savings. I know the numbers about the rise in college tuition is daunting, but you have lots of resources at your disposal to help you make the right choices. This college savings series is a great start. I’m going to teach you everything you need to know about the basics of college savings. To kick off the series this week, let's see if putting aside money for college makes sense for you right now, or if you should consider focusing on retirement savings instead.