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June 3, 2013

A way to celebrate savings

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     The network has also created an interactive map that details what various states are doing to promote 529 plans. Many states are offering cash promotions with various deadlines throughout the rest of the year. If you "like" the College Savings Plans Network's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CSPN529), you get a chance to win $529 for a new 529 account or a contribution to an existing account. The network is giving away 10 such awards.

     On Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Eastern), Joe Hurley, who founded Savingforcollege.com, will be hosting a live webinar to answer questions about 529 plans. If you miss the online discussion, check out the website, which is my go-to for 529 plan information. On the home page, you'll find a report on the best and worst performing 529 plans for the first quarter of this year.

     Typically on national days you're sort of guilt-tripped into spending money for stuff people don't really need. Here's a chance to put your money to good use the whole year long.

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