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  • Average college-savings account has less than $20,000

    Americans don't appear to be saving all that much money in their 529 college-savings plans. That’s the upshot of data released Tuesday, which show that the average 529 account has less than $20,000. As of the end of last year, the average 529...
  • Rutherford's governor run years in the making

     Rutherford's governor run years in the making
    Standing amid a few dozen supporters inside an Italian restaurant in Downers Grove on a recent Thursday night, Dan Rutherford drew an analogy to explain the setbacks in his bid for governor. "Do you all know what a manatee is?" asked Rutherford, an avid...
  • 529s can trip up parents at tax time

    When it comes to building a college nest egg, the investment plans known as 529s are at the top of many parents' lists. The accounts are easy to open, the investment options are plentiful and the tax benefits are meaningful. But in the marketing fine...
  • A thoughtful gift can bring financial know-how

    Money gifts for your kids needn't be limited to a few crisp George Washingtons or chocolate coins wrapped in gold foil. If you're interested in shaping money-smart children so they'll grow into money-smart adults, there are many gifts that can help...
  • College 529s get more creative to attract savers

    The good news: Money in state-sponsored 529 college savings accounts grew by more than 4 percent in 2011, despite the roller-coaster dynamics in the stock market. The downside: Net contributions -- total contributions minus withdrawals -- were down...
  • Rein in spending this holiday season

    You'd probably love to find easy, quick ways to off-load some family household expenses and pad your budget in the midst of the high season of holiday shopping. Insurance payments on the kids' cars? Monthly triple-digit bills for the cellphones and cable...
  • Some states still have matching money for college

    Here's something that sounds like a perfect fit for family game night over the holiday season: It's called match play. It's not a board game. Rather, it's a program operated by about a dozen states, including Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Louisiana,...
  • Giving the gift of education

    With the holiday season in full swing, many grandparents and other relatives are wondering how to make gifts earmarked for education. There are a myriad of options, and selecting the best one for your family depends on your circumstances. Section 529...
  • How to spend your tax refund

    Americans love getting a tax refund. The IRS says 80 percent of taxpayers received an average refund of over $2,700 last year. What's not to like about found money? But a refund is really just the return of a year-long, interest-free loan that you...
  • Back-to-school rally draws families with promise of free supplies

    Back-to-school rally draws families with promise of free supplies
    Inez Taylor of Belair-Edison sat in the midst of the city's bustling back-to-school rally Saturday afternoon, waiting patiently for the backpacks with school supplies to be handed out for free. She wasn't about to miss it. She has five kids, all school-...
  • Coping With Kids' Expensive Extracurricular Activities

    When budgeting for back-to-school expenses, parents generally include routine fare like clothes, school supplies and maybe a new backpack. But if your kids participate in extracurricular activities, whether it's sports, music lessons or art classes, you...