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Investing for a child's education

Investing for a child's future college expenses may be one of your top financial goals, but planning can be a challenge. These resources can help.
Keep in mind:
  • Assess your timeline and needs
  • Estimate the projected college costs
  • Decide on the percentage you want to pay
  • Establish a goal so you can measure your progress
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What you need to know before you fill out the financial aid form.
Through regular saving and investing, you can help a child realize his or her goals.
A 529 college savings plan may offer surprising financial flexibility.
Many families rely on a number of sources to help pay for college. See how they typically do it.
Estimate the costs of a college education and the monthly savings needed to pursue your goal.
This tool will help you consider a variety of tax-related issues when choosing a 529 college savings plan.
Savings plans and accounts
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Merrill, its affiliates, and financial advisors do not provide legal, tax, or accounting advice. You should consult your legal and/or tax advisors before making any financial decisions.