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College 529 Plans – Saving for College

College 529 Plans – Saving for College

This article is meant for people who may have heard about college savings plans and would like to know a little more.  College planning for your children is a topic that can cover a wide variety of beliefs (should you foot the entire bill, how much should you save), options, programs, government incentives and ...

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USAA’s savings goals and 529 plan calculators

USAA’s savings goals and 529 plan calculators

    USAA has offered their "savings goals" calculator since January, but they've recently expanded it for students & parents. They've released a very detailed education savings planning tool that greatly simplifies the data crunching and the fund selection. The Education Savings Planner is part of ...

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529 college savings for military families

529 college savings for military families

    Thanks to Brandi for her comments on an earlier post, and her question: My favorite part of the book was all of the personal stories. I can understand how the math works – I’ve calculated all of my future pay raises, estimated rate of savings, and projected retirement benefits to figure out how much I ...

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Early retirement and the kid’s college fund

Early retirement and the kid’s college fund

This is another perennial (and heated) topic on discussion boards like Early-Retirement.org and Bogleheads.org. I'll try to distill years of debate (and thousands of posts) into the most popular suggestions. Before we get into the mechanics of saving & investing the college fund, let's figure out why you'd want ...

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