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529 and Other College Savings Plans For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-06888-5
356 pages
April 2011
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Part I: Figuring Out the Cost of College — and How to Pay It.

Chapter 1: Braving the New World of College Savings.

Chapter 2: Checking Out the Cost of College.

Chapter 3: Realizing All Your Resources.

Chapter 4: Sharpening Your Savings Techniques.

Part II: Piecing Together Section 529 Plans.

Chapter 5: Laying Down the Basics of Section 529 Plans.

Chapter 6: Applying Section 529 Plans to Your Household.

Chapter 7: Weighing the Pros and Cons of Section 529 Plans.

Part III: Uncovering Coverdell Accounts.

Chapter 8: The Changing World of Coverdell Education Savings Accounts.

Chapter 9: The Mechanics of Coverdells.

Chapter 10: Figuring the Pluses and Minuses of Coverdell Accounts.

Part IV: Filling In the Gaps: More Ways to Save for College.

Chapter 11: Saving for College with Qualified U.S. Savings Bonds.

Chapter 12: Setting Up Personal Investment Accounts for Yourself and Your Kids.

Chapter 13: Saving for College in Trust Accounts.

Chapter 14: Saving in Your Retirement Plans: The IRA Dilemma.

Chapter 15: Selling or Refinancing Your Family’s House.

Chapter 16: Accessing Scholarships and Awards.

Chapter 17: Turning On the Financial Aid Faucet.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten Musts for Successful Savings.

Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Dodge the Tax Code Minefield.

Appendix: Section 529 Plans, State by State.