Even if you've already begun saving, you might be wondering if you will have enough to cover college costs when the time comes.
Consider a regular mutual fund account in your name with the funds earmarked for education.
If someone in your household hopes to attend college soon, there are a number of options available to you.
Higher education costs are steadily rising and a college savings strategy is becoming a requirement for today's parent.
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The results presented are hypothetical illustrations and do not reflect the past or future performance of any specific investment. Rates of return will vary over time. Investments which seek to achieve higher rates of return are more volatile and involve a higher degree of risk.
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These calculations do not constitute investment advice. As your financial situation changes, you should review your investment goals, time period for college investing, and personal financial situation and reassess whether you are saving enough to meet your college savings goals. You may want to consult with a qualified advisor before making an investment.
The calculations do not reflect management, administrative and other fees associated with 529 plans or any other investment used for college savings. If these fees had been reflected, the growth of the total contribution during the same investment period would have been lower.
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