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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...

NBC-TV 12 News Phoenix “Money Saving Monday”

March 27, 2018

NBC-TV 12 News Phoenix "Money Saving Monday" Mary Morris explains how families can benefit from saving early, often and with 529 college savings plans. Reporter Nicole Zymek shows how saving early can amass $35,000 in 18 years; while paying back that amount in debt over 10 years costs $52,000. Continue Reading...

Money Radio 1510 “Business for Breakfast” – Rich Polimeni on the benefits of 529s

March 26, 2018

Money Radio 1510 "Business for Breakfast" - Rich Polimeni on the benefits of 529s, how students can acquire meaningful skills for tomorrow's jobs, and how higher education can prepare students for them. (more…) Continue Reading...

FA panel on understanding and marketing 529s

March 26, 2018

FA panel which, while factual, was discussing the challenges of FAs understanding and marketing 529s. The Buy-In for 529 College Savings Plans 529 Lobbyists Desires Continue Reading...

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