529 plans help save for college without raiding retirement
More corporations are offering 529 college savings plans as part of their overall benefits packages, with nearly $160 billion in assets nationwide.
By Paula Aven Gladych|September 11, 2012 at 09:39 AM
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529 plans not only help people save for their children’s college educations, but they also keep people from raiding their retirement savings or other savings accounts to pay those expenses.
These types of plans are offered nationally and in all 50 states. Just like a retirement plan, a 529 allows individuals to set aside money, pre-tax, to be used for educational purposes. Many corporations now offer 529 plans as part of their overall benefits packages.
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