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CSF Members’ 529 Gifting Programs Highlighted in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

January 15, 2019

CSF Chair Rich Polimeni spoke to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about the growth of 529 college savings plan gifting options.  The Private College 529 Plan, Virginia529, Fidelity Investments and Gift of College were cited for their growth. Forget that new Fisher-Price pirate ship. Gifts to college savings plans spiked over the holidays. Continue Reading...

80% of parents are saving regularly for their children’s college, Rich Polimeni tells Kids & Money columnist Steve Rosen for Tribune.com

October 19, 2018

Checking the health of 529 college savings plans Kids & Money If you’ve opened a 529 college savings account, you may wonder if it’s looking good. You look at your account balance and think, “How do I stack up? Am I on target?” Or maybe you’re thinking about opening a Continue Reading...

Rich Polimeni tells “Mottek on Money” how parents can save strategically through 529s.

September 24, 2018

CBS Radio - Los Angeles KNX 1070, 9/23/18:   Rich Polimeni tells "Mottek on Money" how parents can save strategically through 529s.  Recognizing College Savings Month, Rich also shared the findings of CSF's State of College Savings survey. [audio mp3="https://www.collegesavingsfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Rich-Polimeni-KNX-9-23-18.mp3"][/audio] Continue Reading...

Financial Advisor (FA) reported parents’ increased levels of savings and use of financial advisors from CSF’s State of College Savings survey

September 14, 2018

U.S. Families Embrace 529 Plans; Open To Help From Advisors RAYMOND FAZZI The nation's 529 savings plans appear to be winning over more parents and other college savers, and at the same time broadening opportunities for financial advisors, according to a new survey. About 50 percent of U.S. families now Continue Reading...

Rich Polimeni says “529 college savings plans have come of age,” in discussing the findings of CSF’s 12th Annual State of College Savings survey of parents across the country.

September 6, 2018

As student loan debt rises, parents of college-bound kids stash money away.  TIM GRANT Pittsburgh Post-Gazette tgrant@post-gazette.com While many parents report they are still making monthly payments on their own student loans, some are still making an effort to put away money to help their children avoid the same burden. Continue Reading...

CSF’s survey of High School Students finds Skills Training more important than Majors

June 20, 2018

Dump the majors? Poll finds high school students want skills that will get them hired. TIM GRANT Pittsburgh Post-Gazette tgrant@post-gazette.com The majority of high school students who will be entering college over the next three years would like to see more colleges promote education and skills training rather than only Continue Reading...

Financial Advisor (FA) covered CSF’s survey of high school students across the country.

June 5, 2018

RAYMOND FAZZI Advisors Should Check With The 'Kids' About Saving For College Advisors focus a lot of their college savings strategies on parents, but a new survey suggests that the "kids" are also playing an active role in planning for college costs. Eighty-six percent of high schoolers said they are Continue Reading...

US Representative Jenkins Introduces the CSF Conference

April 9, 2018

US Representative Jenkins Introduces the CSF Conference Continue Reading...

Are you saving for your kids’ college expenses?

April 3, 2018

  529 plans help parents save for college tuition expenses for their kids, but with college costs on the rise, the account may not be enough. 529 Plans came into the spotlight recently after President Obama proposed taxing the accounts. Read More Continue Reading...

Roger Michaud talks to AZTV’s “The AZ Daily Mix”

March 27, 2018

Roger Michaud told AZTV's "The AZ Daily Mix" how parents can save for college using 529s, and how their children can make strategic choices in higher education. Continue Reading...

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