Course 3: Basics of 529 college savings plans

Overview

This course will illustrate the advantages of saving for college in a 529 plan, dispel some common myths surrounding these plans, and introduce you to Fidelity's innovative tool that uses social media to help you reach your goals.

Objectives

When you complete this course, you will:

  • Understand the advantages of 529 plans
  • Know the myths vs. the truths of 529 college savings plans
Course Outline
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1. ABCs of 529 plans Article
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The 529 plan is an excellent way to save for education expenses. A 529 college savings plan is a tax-advantaged account that allows for distributions to pay for things like tuition, fees, books, supplies, and any approved equipment the student may need to study at accredited institutions.

The 529 plan is an excellent way to save for education expenses. A 529 college savings plan is a... More
2. 6 college savings myths Article
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Find out what some parents consider is clear and what can be confusing about 529 college savings plans, as well as 6 commonly held misconceptions about 529 plans.

Find out what some parents consider is clear and what can be confusing about 529 college savings... More