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The Best and Worst 529 College-Savings Plans

It’s a dismal scenario: As college tuition continues to shoot up at an alarming rate, investors brave enough to open their 529 college savings account statements have likely seen a precipitous drop in assets. In the past, we’ve been able to laud the 529 industry for lowering fees, improving investment options, and closing down poorly structured plans. Unfortunately, the past year hasn’t been so rosy in the college savings universe. Several plans had maintained too-aggressive asset allocations for students nearing or in college, while other plans were hamstrung by their allegiances to floundering investment options. Read more…

Publish date: April 27, 2009