It is never too early to begin laying the foundation for future success through education. Consistent investing, sound financial advice and the BlackRock CollegeAdvantage 529 Plan can be the building blocks of a winning college savings plan, and the power to begin is in your hands.
Sources: BlackRock; College Board, "Trends in College Pricing 2009." Figures include tuition, fees, room and board. Figures for age 18 based on costs for 2009-2010 academic year. Estimated annual growth of 5%.
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How can a 529 plan help me save more for college?
Saving for college in a 529 plan, which offers tax-deferred growth and tax-free withdrawals for qualified expenses, allows your savings to grow faster and go farther.
The Cost of a College Education
Starting later to save for your children's or grandchildren's education may prevent you from meeting your goals or make meeting the goals more costly.