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Jul 27, 2020

Excess 529 Money…hmmm, what to do?

Having money left over in a 529 account may be viewed as a problem, but it is a problem most of us would love to have.

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Apr 20, 2020

COVID-19: Impact on Student Loans & 529 Plans

Many students have financial decisions to make due to the COVID-19 pandemic. How does the CARES Act affect student loan borrowers and those who used a 529 plan for college expenses?

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Feb 24, 2020

I’m 27: Here’s My Student Loan Repayment Strategy

As important as it may feel to conquer your student loan debt, do not lose sight of setting money aside for your future. Develop a savings strategy that aligns with your financial goals.

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Dec 16, 2019

Kate’s 2019 Holiday Gifting Ideas

Unsure of what to get your nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters for the holidays? Teaching your loved one about the power of investing and compounding interest could lead to big rewards in their future.

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Aug 27, 2018

529 Savings Plans: Use for K-12

Can you pay for k-12 tuition with a 529 plan? You can now! While this could have a nice tax advantage for families that save, there is some very important information to understand first. We’ve broken down the benefits, the potential traps and ways to get around them.

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Aug 10, 2018

529 College Savings Accounts - Does This Expense Qualify?

Do you know what post-high school educational expenses qualify for tax-free reimbursement from your child’s 529 account? It’s important to know what expenses do qualify in order to avoid paying taxes and a penalty for those expenses that don’t.

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Aug 9, 2018

College Costs: What’s a Parent to Do?

Anyone with children knows the cost of a college education is steadily on the rise, and that money has to come from somewhere. So what's a parent to do? We discuss ways to 1) determine how much to save and 2) ways to save for your children's education.

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Apr 9, 2018

When College Planning Goes Awry

Not all education paths after high school look the same…so what should you do about that 529 if your child decides to take a different path than traditional college? The good news is you do have options. Whether it’s attending a vocational school, going into the military or immediately joining the work force, your 529 savings aren’t lost. We break down just what your choices are and how those will affect you.

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Feb 19, 2018

New 529 Plan Changes

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act bill has many Americans wondering just how they’ll be affected by the first major tax overhaul in nearly thirty years. If you own a 529 account, you’ll want to be sure to stay abreast of the changes to your plan in order to take full advantage of any new benefits that are coming. We’ve highlighted the main changes to 529 plans and how they might impact your education savings!

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Apr 4, 2016

New 529 Savings Plan for Disabled Individuals

On March 21, Governor Pence signed legislation allowing Indiana to create the ABLE savings account for people with disabilities. These accounts have favorable tax benefits, but also some drawbacks. Regardless, this could be a game-changer for special needs individuals!

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Aug 24, 2015

Do 529 Plans Jeopardize Financial Aid?

Saving for college is important. However, maximizing financial aid may be the difference between going to college and sitting out. The funding of a 529 College Savings Plan has many benefits, but what’s the impact on a student’s financial aid calculation?

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Aug 25, 2014

Confused About 529 Plans?

College Choice, the Indiana 529 plan, is a great way to save for college expenses. However, we frequently get questions regarding who can use the funds; the benefits of being an Indiana resident; and whether out-of-state schools are included.