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February 2017

New York Fed Report on Debt

It’s good that the New York Fed releases its quarterly report on debt in the US before most college acceptance and financial aid award letters go out. Why? Because it gives us a chance to look at what is going on in the world of student loan debt and help our students avoid joining the lost world of young adults…

Rebalancing 529 Accounts

You can rebalance your 529 plan account twice a year. Just because you can, should you? If you’re in an age-based investment option, you don’t need to rebalance to maintain the correct asset allocation. That’s what an age-based strategy does for you. Those who select their own funds should rebalance, especially since your allocation has probably become

PATH Act and 529s

The PATH Act that went into effect in 2015 includes several changes pertinent to 529 plans. The big ones: Computers, peripherals and Internet access are now qualified expenses. So add any money spent on those to what’s on your 1098-t. People with multiple 529 accounts no longer need to aggregate them to determine how much is taxable earnings in the…