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Take Advantage of 2019 Tax Benefits Before the December 31st Deadline

There are all kinds of advantages to saving with CollegeCounts, but one of the most significant is the generous tax benefits you may be able to receive.

And while the holiday season is at the top of our minds right now, tax season is not far behind.

That means you only have a […]

2019-11-27T08:29:01-06:00December 2nd, 2019|

Give the Gift of a CollegeCounts Contribution for Your Loved Ones This Holiday Season

Giving gifts during the holiday season can be a joyful activity. But it can be more than a little bit frustrating—especially if you wait until the last minute.

Sometimes it’s hard to know what to buy your loved ones. Sometimes you end up buying something they don’t need. Or worse, something they already have.

This year, CollegeCounts […]

2019-11-11T10:51:11-06:00November 11th, 2019|

National 529 Campaign’s ‘Roadmap For Their Future’ Offers Grade-By-Grade Guidance

Sometimes planning ahead is easier said than done—especially when you’re talking about planning for college expenses when you have a newborn or toddler.

Most parents, especially younger parents, aren’t saving for their children’s college education as much as they could be. In fact, according to a recent study conducted by the […]

2019-11-11T10:49:26-06:00November 11th, 2019|

We’re Celebrating College Savings Month in September and Financial Planning Month In October

It seems like every day, week, or month is “National Something Day,” doesn’t it? Whether it’s eating a cheeseburger or hugging a stranger, there’s a celebration for everything.

But sometimes those occasions can be helpful reminders. And these next couple months are exactly that when it comes to saving for college.

September is College Savings Month, which […]

2019-09-24T09:37:17-05:00September 24th, 2019|

CollegeCounts Annual Scholarships Provide More Than $6 Million for Alabama Students

Saving with a 529 plan is one of the best ways to help your children pay for college. But it’s not the only way.

CollegeCounts is proud to help students get a head start on their college education. Over the last seven years, we have provided more than $6 million in scholarships to deserving students right […]

2019-09-10T14:26:35-05:00September 5th, 2019|

Put Your Savings to Good Use After Alabama’s Tax Holiday Weekend

When you’re discussing your favorite holidays, you might end up with a pretty long list. No matter the reason for the season, chances are you’ve made some unforgettable memories with your family year after year.

Here at CollegeCounts, we like to shine a spotlight on one of the more underrated holidays in our state: Alabama’s […]

2019-07-17T08:30:04-05:00July 17th, 2019|

Teach Your Kids About Careers with the CollegeCounts 529 Summer Reading Program

Summer’s always the best time to get lost in a good book, isn’t it?

Whether your children are blazing through their required reading lists or seeking out new books on their own, having all day and night to read at leisure is truly one of the gifts we take for granted when we’re young.

But they won’t […]

2019-07-12T08:17:58-05:00July 12th, 2019|

Celebrate 5/29 Day and Enter to Win $529 For Your CollegeCounts Account

We’re fortunate here at CollegeCounts 529—we have our own built-in holiday every year.

But what good is celebrating by yourself, right? That’s why we’re inviting new mothers, new fathers, and new grandparents in Alabama to celebrate 5/29 Day with us.

Starting May 29th, we’re giving away a total of 29 contributions worth $529 each for new and […]

2019-05-30T15:04:07-05:00May 29th, 2019|

Keep CollegeCounts 529 in Mind During Tax Season in Alabama

Tax Season may not be the most exciting holiday. No fireworks, no barbecues, no exchanging of gifts. But it is a season of opportunity—especially if you’ve got little ones running around the house.

If you’ve already received your tax refund, don’t spend it all in one place! That new slow cooker or those limited-edition sneakers might […]

2019-04-11T11:34:07-05:00April 11th, 2019|

CollegeCounts 529 Fund – Direct Plan Awarded Morningstar Silver Rating For Second Consecutive Year

In the fall of 2015, CollegeCounts 529 Fund – Direct Plan received quite an honor from Morningstar, one of the leading sources for independent investment research: a Bronze rating, signifying CollegeCounts as one of the better options for a 529 plan nationwide.

Then in the fall of 2017, that honor was upgraded to a Silver rating, […]

2019-03-25T15:53:31-05:00March 25th, 2019|