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Charles Schwab's daughter focuses on financial literacy

October 29, 2019

Just as her father, Charles Schwab, set out to bring investing to average Americans, Carrie Schwab- Pomerantz is dedicated to making financial education and understanding attainable for all. "The lack of financial literacy cuts across Americans...

Fidelity cuts fees on college savings plans

October 8, 2019

Fidelity Investments cut fees for the majority of its college savings plans as it launched portfolios that combine active and passive money management. The lower fees on 15 of 22 plans will save investors more than $4 million a year, Fidelity...

Elizabeth Warren health care plan sparks outcry over 401(k) tax hike

November 4, 2019

Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren would partially fund her Medicare for All health care proposal — a key part of her campaign platform — through 401(k) savers, sparking a backlash from both industry trade groups and financial advisers....

Does Democrats' call for free college put the need for 529 plans in limbo?

September 7, 2019

Soaring college costs and burgeoning student loan debt have been major issues on the campaign trail for Democratic presidential candidates. Several have put forward plans that would make all or part of a college education free. Others have asserted...

529 savings plans are not just for college anymore

September 7, 2019

The nation's most widely used investment vehicle for paying for college is also becoming popular as an estate planning tool and for financing other non-college-related costs thanks to recent tax changes and some creative financial thinking....

The college admissions scandal and the unwarranted reputation of top-tier schools

March 15, 2019

The college cheating scandal reawakened a slow-burning anger I've battled for years. I was lucky. I grew up in a household with two parents who loved me. Neither were high school graduates. When my father got out of the Navy at the age of 38,...

More US parents expect their children to help pay for college

July 29, 2019

When parents take their children out to dinner, more often than not it's expected that Mom or Dad will pick up the tab; when it comes to college, it's a trickier question. (More:​ College costs can sink parents, too) A survey of U.S. parents...

Study: Fees down, quality up in 529 plans

May 29, 2019

The quality of investments available through 529 education saving plans continues to improve, according to an annual study by Morningstar, which noted the need for plans to continually review and upgrade their lineups to remain competitive....

Finra bars former TD Ameritrade broker over expenses inquiry

May 20, 2019

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. has barred William Poynter, a former registered representative with TD Ameritrade, for failing to provide documents and for refusing to appear at a hearing looking into his handling of expense...

Warren proposes canceling student debt for millions

April 22, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren proposed eliminating student-loan debt for an estimated 42 million Americans with a wealth tax, seeking to show young voters she would ease one of their biggest economic burdens. The plan would...

10 popular foreign universities for U.S. students

September 8, 2017

These are among the most popular international schools for American students. The prices reflect how much U.S. residents could expect to pay in annual tuition for most undergraduate degree programs, according to each school’s estimate published...

Financial literacy: An epic fail in America

March 2, 2019

For as long as he can remember, Zachary Beneda dreamed of joining the Air Force.

The latest 529 college savings plan data

September 6, 2015

Americans continue to save for steep college costs through tax-advantaged Section 529 savings plans. Virginia's CollegeAmerica plan, an adviser-sold program managed by merican Funds, remains the nation's largest with nearly $50 billion in assets....

Biggest factors impacting what clients pay for college

August 14, 2015

It is not just the sticker price of a college that determines what the overall cost will be for a client's child. Merit and need-based financial aid can lower the cost, but interest on loans and the ever present Tax Man can drive the cost up...

The latest 529 plan data

November 9, 2014

Rank State Program Name Program Manager Assets (in $M) 1 VA CollegeAmerica American Funds $47,551 2 NY New York's College Savings Program (Direct) Ascensus College Savings $16,012 3 NV The Vanguard 529 Savings Plan Ascensus College Savings $10,418...

The season of giving is the perfect time for 529 college savings plans

December 2, 2014

What better holiday present to offer future generations than the gift of higher education? With the holidays approaching, and as financial advisers begin working on end-of-year planning with their clients, now is the absolute best time for them...

Top broker-sold 529 plans - 12. Connecticut

July 16, 2013

Plan Connecticut Higher Education Trust Advisor College Savings Plan Percentile 76.63 (Source: Savingforcollege.com) (Broker sold plans. Includes sales charges. Lower percentile rating = higher score. Rankings derived using the plans relevant...

States with the worst-performing 529s - 10. Kansas

July 8, 2013

Plan Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Program (Direct-sold) Percentile* 62.57 (Source: Savingforcollege.com) (* One-year performance. Ranking base on comparison of the reported investment performance of a subset of portfolios from each 529...

States with the best-performing 529s - 12. Alaska

July 12, 2013

Plan T. Rowe Price College Savings Plan Percentile* 42.69 (Source: Savingforcollege.com) (* One-year performance. Ranking base on comparison of the reported investment performance of a subset of portfolios from each 529 savings plan. The lower...

7 high-growth jobs — and no degree required - 7. Bookkeeper

July 10, 2013

Projected increase in jobs by 2020 14% Median annual salary $39,022 Projected 2020 salary $47,992 (Source: Salary.com. Projections based on data from Salary.com and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.)

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