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Student Loan Basics: Which is better for you – Federal or Private Student Loans?

Picking a student loan that meets your needs requires an understanding of some basic concepts. This article explains the difference between undergraduate federal and private loans.

National 529 Day is May 29th: Celebrate the Ways 529 Plans Can Help You Achieve Your Dreams

In the 1990s, Congress passed legislation to create 529 college savings programs to help families create a nest egg for college. With terrific tax benefits and lots of flexibility to move money among beneficiaries, an estimated 15.7 million current account holders have saved more than $480 billion.

Celebrate 529 Day and Move Your Higher Education Goals Forward

May 29th (5/29) is National 529 Day and by extension May is frequently known as 529 Month, both great reminders and opportunities to save and invest for college. But remember, as May comes and goes, every month is a good time to save for college. Getting started, saving systematically (month over month), and putting time on your side are the keys to achieving your college savings goals and fulfilling your higher education dreams. Even small contributions made consistently can make a big difference over time and reduce your reliance on borrowing.