In honor of 529 College Savings Day on May 29, here are four reasons why 529 plans are worth considering for your college savings needs.
Parents: Follow this advice to reduce your federal income taxes, make the filing process easier, and set up your children's financial future.
No surprise, many grandparents want to help pay for their grandchildren's college educations, a new survey says. But being too generous can jeopardize their financial future.
With their generous contribution limits, tax benefits, favorable financial aid characteristics and decent investment options, 529 plans get an "A" as way to save...
The American Opportunity Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit can shave thousands of dollars off the cost of higher education, via credits on your federal income taxes.
Recent predictions say the average millennial won't retire until 73, but a few brave men and women are already plotting early retirements decades ahead of their peers.
To help poor but talented kids attend college, Delaware is going to send college application fee waivers to every high-achieving, low-income student in the state.
A new book asks a question that lies at the heart of the student loan debacle: should a student without a credit history be allowed to borrow thousands of dollars?
If you've just returned to campus, or are off to college for the first time, here are five tips for making the most of your money -- and your undergraduate experience.
As the battle over college tuitions rages, an oft-overlooked villain is coming to the fore. Are college presidents' salaries too high...and are students paying the price?
College Economics: Understanding why college costs so much ... and what you can do about it.
Crowdfunding, MOOCs and other creative ways to save money on college tuition.
During the past six years, consumers have paid down their outstanding balances on most forms of debt, but student loan balances have continued to increase.
Whether you're paying for younger relatives' educations, or still paying off your own, student debt and college costs present unique challenges to those over 50.
President Obama hints about a new plan to fight the student debt crisis.
For the largest generation in history, the economic landscape looks bleak, and based on the latest reports, it's only getting bleaker.
Average spending on college in the 2012-2013 academic year was $21,178, similar to last year's spending level, a new report shows.
While Washington fiddles on the student loan crisis, the states are trying to hold off the burn. But when it comes to real solutions, Oregon may have found the key.
Unless the government acts soon, rates on subsidized student loans will double as of July 1, putting further pressure on America's next wave of college students.
That birthday check from grandma is more than a present -- it's an opportunity to start letting your child learn how to handle money in the future.
Unlike many of us, Barack and Michelle Obama are multimillionaires. But, like us, they could make some improvements to their finances.
529 plans are a great way to save for college, but within them lies an expensive trap for the unwary. Fortunately, it's an easy trap to dodge -- if you do your homework.
Many parents don't realize that there are alternatives to 529 plans that can often produce even better results for those looking to make the most of their college savings.
College costs in America have gone through the roof, rising far faster than the costs of housing or health care: Here, in one infographic, is the tuition explosion explained.