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  • 529 Plans for College: Now the Focus Turns to Enhancements

    With President Barack Obama dropping his proposal to raise taxes on 529 college-savings accounts, attention now shifts to legislation aiming to enhance the plans.

  • Obama to Drop Proposal to End ‘529’ College Savings Plans

    President Obama, facing angry reprisals from parents and from lawmakers of both parties, will drop his proposal to effectively end popular college savings accounts known as 529s, but will keep an expanded tuition tax credit at the center of his college access plan, the White House said Tuesday.

  • Push to Tax '529' Plans Stokes Debate

    President Barack Obama's push to start taxing college-savings accounts, including the popular "529" accounts, would affect millions of Americans who are stashing money for their children's education, ...

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Reaching your dreams takes a lot more than a little bit ‘o luck

Lucas Minor
GET Marketing & Communications Manager
March 16, 2015


Many symbols associated with St. Patrick’s Day signify luck. Shamrocks, horseshoes and the color green are often revered as tokens that promise bounties of good fortune. However, while there definitely are times where the cards seem to be more in our favor than usual, good fortune typically takes more than luck alone. In fact, the things we attribute to luck are usually direct results of the efforts we make. As Thomas Jefferson is credited with saying, “I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.”

This is all too true when it comes to planning for our children’s future success. If we simply cross our fingers and hope our child wants to become a doctor, gets into the most prestigious medical school, and secures the scholarships to pay for it, we’re setting ourselves up for disappointment. There’s nothing wrong with these lofty goals – we SHOULD dream big for our kids, and inspire them to do the same. But when these dreams aren’t supported with sweat equity, the chances of our desires coming to fruition can be slim. So how do we bring our hopes for our children’s success from simple wishes to tangible realities?

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