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. The ABC's of 529 college savings 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. Dispelling 529 plan myths Article
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529 college savings plans have been around for years but there are still many misconceptions about these plans. Learn the truth about five of the most common myths.

529 college savings plans have been around for years but there are still many misconceptions about... More