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CollegeInvest 529 Plan Fees Reduced

It’s always nice to get good news. CollegeInvest 529 Reduces Feeds for Direct Portfolio According to a recent release from CollegeInvest CEO Angela Baier, the administrative fee for the CollegeInvest Direct Portfolio was reduced from 0.32% to 0.31% on August 1, 2021. That means more … Read More

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Do I Need a Financial Advisor?

To read financial advice magazines and websites, you might think that anyone who uses a financial advisor is either dumb, or very rich. These money publications all say that with a little research and education, everyone should be able to do all financial planning and … Read More

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What Is The Difference Between UTMA and UGMA?

How Are UTMA and UGMA Alike? UTMA and UGMA are very similar. Both are uniform code proposals adopted by the individual states. Like other uniform codes (the uniform building code is a common one, for example) these work by proposing a common framework for states … Read More

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Can I Use My 529 Plan to Pay For K-12 Expenses

529 plans are a tax-advantaged account that allows saving and investing for college expenses. Before last year’s new tax law was passed, one got tax-deferred growth in the account, and tax-free withdrawals for qualified college expenses. Even better, there were very few 529 contribution limits … Read More

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2017 Finances and Money Issues

Welcome to 2017! Relax. Take a deep breath. There. Feel better? Good. Then let’s jump in. Finances Updated in 2017 With a new year, come some new numbers. There will be updates to the maximum 401k contributions, income limits for Roth IRAs, and others. Plus, … Read More

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Money Investing and Personal Finance End of Year

Here comes the end of 2015, are you ready? Are your finances and investments ready? On the one hand, the end of the year means absolutely nothing to your money. Those twenties in your wallet don’t care what year it is, and your bank accounts … Read More