Archive for October 25th, 2011

October 25, 2011

529 plans react to investor concerns

by Grace

Some 529 plan sponsors are reacting to parents concerned about recent market volatility and losses in their accounts.

Several states are making changes to their college-savings plans, hoping to keep parents from making a market-driven exodus.

Arizona, Delaware, Massachusetts, Nebraska, and New Hampshire are adding investment options.  Some of the new funds have higher than average fees, a reminder that simply adding more choices is not necessarily better.

“The bottom line is more choice at the potential cost of more confusion,” says Joe Hurley, founder of, which tracks 529 plans.

The Wall Street Journal

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