Why 529 plans can help prepare for the near and distant future

The cost of education continues to climb to the point where many parents and students simply acknowledge they will need to take out significant loans in pursuit of a diploma or degree. By planning early, parents and grandparents can help eliminate, or significantly decrease, the need to be saddled with debt before they even get […]

Cash gifts a good way to say ‘well done’ this school year

This school year has been like no other. Students, teachers and parents have all been tested, and graduating seniors have perhaps made the biggest sacrifice by not being able to participate in commencement ceremonies. You may want to show your extra appreciation and admiration for their hard work and congratulations on a job well-done by […]

Education tax credits can help with rising cost of college

A new school year has begun, which makes it a good time to think about how you may be able to save some money by taking advantage of some available tax credits. It’s no secret that cost of higher education is climbing ever higher. According to the College Board, the average cost of tuition and […]

A 529 plan is a good option to save for higher education costs

The average cost for tuition and fees for an in-state public college in 2017 was just under $10,000 per year, according to the College Board. The average estimated cost for the 2018-19 year is $10,230. That does not account for room and board (mandatory for freshman at many schools), books and supplies, transportation and other […]