Understanding 529 Plans
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In 2019, many families are trying to make the most of their tax-advantaged savings accounts. If you're saving for retirement, you're allowed to deposit up to $6,000 to an IRA ($7,000 if you're over age 50) and up to $19,000 to an employer-sponsored 401(k). But what about college funds? That's where it can get tricky. While the IRS doesn't specify a specific dollar amount for annual contribution limits to 529 college savings plans, there are some rules you should be aware of if you're considering making a large deposit this year.Read More