With our first child on the way, I wanted to be sure that we had our bases covered when it came to college savings. It’s a big deal (and an even bigger expense!) and I really didn’t want to make the wrong decision.
After combing through way too much information on 529 plans, how they work, and why we should care about them, I knew I had to create something quick and easy that would cover the basics of what you needed to know, without taking hours of research. So at 38 weeks pregnant, I waddled my way in front of the camera to record this quick and easy video for you. It’ll give you the exact overview you need in order to make the best decision for you.
Click on the video below to learn:
- The benefits of a 529
- How they work
- What you should consider when choosing one
- How you can use the money
- How much should you save
After watching this you should definitely check out my Personal Capital tutorial video where I show you how to use my favorite tool to help estimate exactly how much you should be saving each month in a 529. It takes the guesswork out of saving for college and helps you stay on the right track every month. I’m obsessed.
(note: that is an affiliate link, but it’s a free tool I use and love and really wanted to share. For more information on affiliate links, see this disclaimer.)
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