Education savings – Making the most of your 529 plan
Abstract: Many are discovering that their 529 college savings plans have taken a hit in the current economic downturn. You can’t change the past, but you can make the most of the present situation. Depending on your investing time frame, you may be able to use market conditions to your advantage. Also, as a sidebar explains, recent legislation has expanded the kinds of higher education expenses that are covered. Even if you choose to close an account, you may be eligible to claim a loss on your income tax return.