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2014-04-03 08:37:31

Money saved for education is always a good investment WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When they're young, children dream about becoming doctors, artists, teachers, veterinarians, and many other things. But in order for those dreams to come true and for kids to actually become professionals, it's important for them to attend and finish college. A good college education can lead to that dream career. Though it's a major investment, there are flexible payment plans that can...

2014-01-23 23:25:40

The National Financial Educators Councils' SavingsFund program new feature allows friends and family members to crowd fund for their child’s college education. Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 SavingsFund is a gift-giving platform developed by the National Financial Educators Council (NFEC) that allows friends and family members to contribute to a child’s college education. The newly released college savings feature provides families a flexible college planning solution by...

2013-10-22 12:23:39

Four Plans Rated Gold; Five Rated Silver; Four Rated Negative CHICAGO, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Entering its 10th year of helping college savers and financial advisors choose the best 529 college savings plans, Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN), a leading provider of independent investment research, today announced new Analyst Ratings, research, and reports for 64 of the nation's largest 529 college savings plans. Together the plans represent approximately 98% of the more than $181...

2013-09-12 23:04:09

$500 IDeal Scholarships Available at idsaves.org to Celebrate College Savings Month Boise, ID (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 To celebrate Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter’s Proclamation that September is Idaho College Savings Month, State Treasurer Ron Crane will travel throughout Idaho for the first-ever “College for Kids Week.” From September 16 – 20, Treasurer Crane will be joining families at local schools and after-school programs, spreading the word about the importance of saving...

2013-05-13 23:20:23

Platinum Tax Defenders: Since the IRS raised the annual gift tax exclusion to $14,000, a March 22, 2013 Forbes article (“Don't Gamble with Gift Tax Returns”) says that those filing gift tax returns has doubled. Platinum Tax Defenders offers five tips on gift taxes for those who still need to file 2012 returns. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 One might think that with all the extra taxes added on in 2013, that there wouldn't be anything to give. However, a March 22,...

2011-12-12 09:00:00

PHOENIX, Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Between turkey and holiday cookies, don't forget the most important type of planning you should do this year, financial planning. M&I, a part of BMO Financial Group, offers these four aspects of your finances everyone should review before 2012 arrives. Budgets: Review your monthly budget and track your spending. Keeping track of where your money is being spent will highlight unnecessary expenses. Begin saving today. A savings account can...

2011-12-06 06:10:00

OMAHA, Neb., Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine has named the Nebraska Educational Savings Trust (NEST) the "Best College Savings Plan" for Fund Selection, announced Dan O'Neill, President, First National Bank of Omaha. NEST is Nebraska's 529 College Savings Plan and First National Bank of Omaha serves as Program Manager. This is the 4th time Kiplinger's has named Nebraska's 529 Plan a 'Best College Savings Plan.' (Logo: <font size="2"...

2010-12-13 07:00:00

HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Connecticut State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier announces the launch of a new CHET website that anyone can use to give a gift that will help a child or loved one save for college: www.CHETGifting.com. "We believe that every child deserves a chance to go to college, and every family deserves some help making it happen," said Connecticut State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier, who serves as trustee for CHET, Connecticut's 529 college savings...

2010-12-08 13:18:00

HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier has announced that a web site for the Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET) direct-sold 529 college savings plan is now available in Spanish. The site, www.aboutchet-espanol.com provides the Spanish-speaking community in Connecticut with information about saving for college and the 529 college savings plan. "The launch of this web site is part of our efforts to more effectively communicate with the...

2010-10-25 12:06:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Morningstar, Inc. (Nasdaq: MORN), a leading provider of independent investment research, today issued its newly enhanced study of 529 college savings plans, based on a complete evaluation and analysis of 53 of the nation's largest 529 plans. This year's study includes new analyst ratings and reports along with quantitative ratings, which represent Morningstar's most comprehensive effort to date to provide research and analysis into these popular...