Here is who is talking about 529 college savings plans and some of their key points!

1. Deseret News: National College 529 Savings Day

Take Aways:
*Friday, 5/29/15, is national college 529 Savings Day!
*Research by the U.S. Census Bureau shows college graduates earn an average of $1 million more in their lifetimes than high school graduates.
*Utah Education Savings Plan (UESP) will provide a $25 match to people who open their first UESP account and contribute at least $25 to it.

2. Liz Weston, Reuters: Top-rated 529 college savings plans probably are not for you

Take Aways:
* Most Americans are not allowed to invest in two of the best performing 529 college savings plans, according to recent performance rankings
*Consumers still have lots of great choices to select from to do their college saving
*Comparing state college savings plans is difficult because options vary widely among plans, according to Joseph Hurley, founder, SavingForCollege.com

3. Paul Curly, Strategic Insight, 529 Dash: 529 Day – Required reading for your 529 education

Take Aways:
* Federal and state tax income tax incentives continue to improve for 529 college savings plans
*Student loan debt will be a core topic of the next presidential election according to the Wall Street Journal

4. Leo Acheson, Morningstar.com: Do tax benefits outweigh higher costs of 529 college savings plans?

Take Away:
* New study finds 529′ plans federal tax benefits make them a better choice overall for college savers

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Reading and Resources
White House Helps Celebrate 529 College Savings Plans
One Girl’s Big College Dream!
Life long learning is a great habit. Who I learned from today!
Parents Possess Power to Shape Kids Money Habits
Saving money is a stepping stone to compound interest
Nasa Chief to College Graduates “Dream Big”

Grandparents: One of the Best Kept Secrets in College Planning (Ross Riskin, CPA, assistant Professor of Accounting at Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, CT)