College Planning

Avoid these 8 Mistakes When Opening a New 529 Plan Account

Parents should carefully consider all of their options when setting up a new 529 plan account to save for college. Making the wrong decision can be costly and detrimental to a family’s college savings. Here are six common mistakes to avoid when opening a new 529 plan.

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