By Betty Lochner
Chair of the College Savings Plans Network and director of Washington’s Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) program
September 25, 2014
Charlie Davenport

Well it’s been another eventful and all-together successful College Savings Month!

In case you missed it, throughout the month of September, eight-year-old CSPN correspondent Charlie Davenport was busy investigating the inner-workings of the 529 world in a four-part series titled “College Savings Uncovered.” 

In this fine piece of hard-hitting investigative journalism, Charlie set out on a quest to track down CSPN Chair Betty Lochner to get his questions about 529 plans answered. Relying on determination, wit and just a touch of good old-fashioned charm, Charlie persevered to the end and was rewarded with a wealth of information about what 529 plans are, how they work, and the benefit they provide to families.

Below are links to all four videos in the series. We hope you enjoy the show and learn a thing or two in the process:

Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four


Betty Lochner is the Director of Washington’s Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) program. Under her leadership, the GET program has grown from 7,900 to over 153,000 accounts, with a fund valued at over $2.55 billion. Washington is unique in that their only 529 plan offered is a prepaid tuition plan. Lochner currently serves as Chair of the College Savings Plans Network (CSPN).