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piggy-bank-college_01Confused about saving for college
For Gen Xers, saving for retirement should be the primary savings goal. However, the practical costs associated with sending our children through college often drive investment strategies. What’s the best thing to do?

Today we’re sharing some thoughts on saving for college. There’s no one answer that’s best for everyone. Check in with your financial planner or accountant to make sure you’re doing what’s right for you.
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Should you save?
There’s a common myth about saving for college: If you save, the colleges will just take it. And if you don’t, you will qualify for more help. No one should choose not to save out of ignorance of how the system actually works. It’s complicated, but take the time to understand and figure out how to best save for your situation.
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How to save for college
There are a number of different financial vehicles that can help you save for your children’s college degrees

  • 529 plans
  • Roth IRAs
  • Prepaid College Tuition Plans
  • Coverdell Education Savings Accounts
  • UGMA and UTMA Custodial Accounts

Confused? Yep, we’re with you.

Check out these ideas, learn the differences between different types of investments, and see what’s right for you.
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