In this episode, Melissa Fradenburg, Financial Advisor, RJFS, and Jill Carr, CFP®, CPA, Financial Advisor at Stephens Wealth Management, discuss ways to save for your children’s college education. In addition to her experience as a financial advisor, Jill is a Certified Public Accountant, previously worked for the IRS, and is currently saving for her two children’s college education. They talk about the advantages of one option over the others and debunk some of the myths they hear about college savings vehicles. If you have not started to save yet—do not panic. Listen to this episode and make a plan.
You will learn:
- What type of accounts can be used to cover college costs?
- Should I fill out a FAFSA form even if I have money saved?
- What are my options with 529 savings if my child gets a scholarship?
- Do I need to use the state 529 plan for the state that I live in?
- Can I use a Roth IRA to save for my child’s education?
- Follow Jill’s Journal
- Compare various 529 plans
- JPMorgan college planning essentials
- Options for Michigan residents
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