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Saving for Education

IQP Report with Andy Ortiz

Saving early for college is like planting a money tree—and compound interest is the magic!

Crunch Those Numbers:

Calculate the total amount you’ll need beyond tuition, like room and board, books, fees, and other related expenses. Do your best, educational costs have increased faster than the rate of inflation.

Investment Options 101:

529 Plans: Probably the most popular tax-advantaged savings plan for education-related savings. Recently expanded for use from K-12, payment of student loans, or a partial rollover to a Roth IRA. Contributions enjoy tax-free growth over time. But be careful. Stick to qualified expenses or face the IRA side-eye.

Coverdell ESAs: These enjoy similar tax advantages to a 529 plan, with a few key differences. Pros: You can invest in a wider range of investment vehicles, such as individual stocks, bonds, exchange-traded funds, and mutual funds. Cons: You’ll have annual contribution limits. High-income households may be excluded. And when the account beneficiary turns 30, you’ll have to take some actions.

Roth IRAs Retirement? Sure! But Roth IRAs can also moonlight as education savers, too.

If your child doesn’t go to college, gets a scholarship, or doesn’t need all the funds in the Roth IRA, the account can be kept open as a retirement vehicle. This gives families more flexibility with their savings while maximizing tax benefits.

So What's the Verdict?

Remember, education is an investment that lasts a lifetime! By following these steps or any combination thereof, you’ll be better prepared to support your child’s educational journey.

Financial questions?
Just ask Andy!

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