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Prepare & Plan Tools

529 Comparison

If you are already have a 529 plan or are convinced that it is the right savings tool for you, the 529 comparison tool can help you pick the right plan to minimize your investment expenses.

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College Savings Estimator

Have a specific college savings goal? Whether your goal is to cover 100% of the cost of a target school or a percentage of the bill that will be split between the student and their parents, you can use the colleges savings estimator to calculate how much you will need to put aside to reach your goal.

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Cost of Delaying Savings

Your most valuable asset is time, but do not just take our word for it. Try this estimator to see how much your required contributions drop when you start saving sooner than later.

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Prepare & Plan Resources

Webinar: Paying for College Without Sacrificing Your Retirement

Learn tips and tricks for minimizing debt and paying the college bill...

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Top 10 Ways to Slash College Costs

Your parents may have graduated without student loans—but that is old-school these days...

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Khan Academy SAT

The SAT can be an important step in gearing up for a college future. Testing can also be a source of stress...

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How to Make Yourself Irresistible to Colleges

All too often, student and their families start their college search feeling like it is their job to convince colleges to let them in...

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