Articles by Reyna Gobel
Links to college savings accounts posted on Facebook may encourage family members to give to 529 plans.
Many 529 plans have a maximum contribution amount, but earnings could also put a plan over.
Contributions to 529 plans will rarely be subject to gift tax, experts say.
Parents should consider a riskier investment strategy for a younger child’s college savings account.
Middle-class families opening a 529 plan may want to check with a tax professional first.
Families who fail to report a college transfer may end up short on tuition.
Weigh cost and likely careers when deciding to use a 529 plan for graduate school instead of college.
Small but frequent contributions to a 529 plan can mean a lot when it comes time to pay for college.
Check the time limits and age restrictions on these kind of 529 plan college savings accounts first.
Choosing a cheaper state school could net a student a refund from a prepaid tuition 529 plan.