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College Savings for Students With Special Needs

Faced with the increasing cost of higher education, students and their families must begin saving for college from an early age -- often from birth. 529 College Savings Plans offer families a great opportunity to set aside...more

Year End Planning for a Prosperous New Year

As you make your holiday plans and prepare to ring in the New Year, it is also a great time to review your estate and tax plan. The following estate and tax planning tips may be useful in ensuring that your family has a...more

Junior Goes to College! Innovative Strategies to Save for Your Children's College Education with Pre-Tax Dollars

Overview - The cost of college tuition has gone through the roof. The average cost of a private university can range from $40,000-60,000 per year. The cost of a public university is a lot less in most cases except that...more

529 Plans–Not Always The Best Alternative

Section 529 plans offer many advantages in regard to funding education....more

Legal Alert: IRS Rules on Account-Opening Bonuses in IRAs and 529 Plans

The Internal Revenue Service (the Service) recently released PLR 201310043 (December 11, 2012), which addresses account - opening bonuses credited to an individual retirement account (IRA) or section 529 college tuition...more

IRS Ruling Treats Certain 529 Account Incentive Payments as Reportable Income

The IRS recently issued a private letter ruling, PLR 201310043 (released on March 8, 2013), of interest to Section 529 plans and their program managers. The ruling relates to the tax treatment of incentive contributions to...more

Michigan Legislation In 2012

Congress was not the only busy legislative body in December. Our state legislature also passed, and the Governor signed, several important bills which affect estate planning for Michigan residents. We found the following to...more

Will Junior Lose His College Fund If We File For Bankruptcy?

“Is the money we have saved for our child’s education protected or not?” This is a frequently asked question by parents considering filing for bankruptcy protection. Obviously these parents don’t want to risk their...more

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