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Important Notice Regarding Transactions

October 27, 2017   RE: Bright Directions Advisor-Guided 529 College Savings Program End of year is quickly approaching. Be sure to make your 2017 contributions as soon as possible to avoid missing the December 31st contribution deadline. Illinois taxpayers can deduct contributions from their taxable income up to $10,000 ($20,000 if married filing jointly)1 . [...]

2017-11-03T11:59:41+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|

Help your kid graduate college debt-free

Today, most parents are saving money for their children's college education – 72% of them, according to a study by Fidelity Investments. But some 68% of students still graduate school with student loan debt, at an average of $30,000. Here are three ways you can elevate your savings strategy to help your kid graduate without [...]

2017-01-09T09:55:38+00:00 January 9th, 2017|

What to do when the tuition bill is due

As summer winds down, parents are getting ready to send their students to college -- and to get notices that tuition payments are due. By now you've likely made a list of the various financial accounts that you could use for your student's education costs. Some of the most common are 529 plans, savings bonds [...]

2016-08-17T10:58:08+00:00 August 17th, 2016|