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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...

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...

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,...

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...

Bernie Sanders to propose financial transactions tax to pay off student debt

June 24, 2019

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will propose canceling the nation's outstanding $1.6 trillion of student debt and offsetting the cost with a tax on Wall Street transactions. The Vermont senator will propose legislation Monday...

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.

What advisers need to know about working with student loan debt

July 9, 2019

The issue of student debt isn't going away. Congress has introduced multiple bills addressing student loans, and early leaders in the Democratic primary race have made student debt a campaign cornerstone. It's also an increasing part of how...

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...

College costs can sink parents, too

April 6, 2019

Beth Greulich, financial adviser at Abacus Wealth Partners, has seen parents' joy at having their child accepted to Brown University or the University of Southern California quickly turn to anxiety. "Our child is in ecstasy, but where is the...

Washington wants to ease student loan burden

April 6, 2019

One thing the Trump administration and Congress can agree on is the need to ease the burden of student loans. In March, the White House said one of its goals in reforming the Higher Education Act was to establish "commonsense limits on federal...

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....

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...

Former Pimco CEO charged in college admissions bribery scheme

March 12, 2019

Former chief executive of Pacific Investment Management Co. Douglas Hodge was one of dozens charged Tuesday in criminal conspiracy to help win admission to elite universities. According to an indictment filed by federal prosecutors, Mr. Hodge...

Top broker-sold 529 plans - 12. Connecticut

July 16, 2013

Plan Connecticut Higher Education Trust Advisor College Savings Plan Percentile 76.63 (Source: (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: (* One-year performance. Ranking base on comparison of the reported investment performance of a subset of portfolios from each 529...

Congress takes on 529s, targets student debt

March 9, 2019

While the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. examines whether brokers are recommending 529 plans that are too expensive, Congress wants to enhance the savings vehicles. A series of bills, supported mostly by Republicans, would allow...

Investment execs: How to make the most of your first move

March 29, 2012

At the R.I.S.E. Investment Forum here at the University of Dayton today, executives from all corners of the financial services industry addressed an audience of 1,600 college students interested in entering the business. While much of the emphasis...

Best bets for careers in financial services? Check the back office

March 29, 2012

The jobs of the front-office executives or fund managers in financial services may appear to be the most desirable, but the back-office may actually present the best long-term opportunities for people entering the industry. That's the advice...

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