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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • $50 fee waived for opening a Florida college savings plan

    $50 fee waived for opening a Florida college savings plan
    Application fees will be waived for sFlorida Prepaid College savings accounts this month. The $50 fee will be waived on new 529 savings account with a initial contribution of $250 or auto withdrawal of $25 a month. The tax-free 529 plans allow you...
  • Maryland offers two savings plans for college expenses

    College Savings Plans of Maryland, an independent Maryland state agency, offers two tax-advantaged 529 plans to pay college expenses Both the Maryland Prepaid College Trust and the Maryland College Investment Plan can be used at most federally accredited...
  • Zoo teams up with state to promote college savings plans

    Zoo teams up with state to promote college savings plans
    May 29 has been dubbed 529 College Savings Day -- get it 5/29 and 529, as in the part of the tax code that allows the savings plan? -- and the College Savings Plans of Maryland (CSPM) is teaming up with the Maryland Zoo to promote awareness of the plans. ...
  • Prepaid college tuition program, 'College Illinois' up and running again

    Prepaid college tuition program, 'College Illinois' up and running again
    Illinois families can again enroll in the state's prepaid college tuition program, a year after it was suspended amid questions about the investment strategy and a funding shortfall. The College Illinois program, with about 52,000 participants, allows...