Consider giving the gift of education this year with several strategies, including a super-size contribution, to a 529 college savings plan.
Families with college-bound students focus more intently on the future when their child enters the last two years of high school.
Even for students just settling in to high school, it is not too early to start planning for college.
A 529 college savings plan is flexible and the account owner can make changes to investments and beneficiaries over time.
Some families that once felt that they had no control over college costs, are finding that many colleges offer tuition deals.
There are several reasons why parents decide to liquidate a custodial account and use the assets to fund a 529 college savings plan.
While college may seem a distant goal for a high school freshman, there are many things students and parents need to do during high school to prepare.
College financial aid plays a critical role for many families paying tuition and some colleges and universities require two types of aid applications.