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The Best Way to Save for College - A Complete Guide to 529 Plans, 2009 Paperback – October 15, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0981549101 ISBN-10: 0981549101 Edition: 2009th

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Product Details

  • Series: Best Way to Save for College
  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Bankrate, Inc; 2009 edition (October 15, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0981549101
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981549101
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #978,653 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A first rate work and the first to capture the dynamism of the prepaid plan market. This book is the bible of prepaid plan details, and all of us who study this field are grateful to him for his work. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title." --Michael A. Olivas, William B. Bates Professor of Law<br /><br />"Before this book came out, good information on 529 plans was hard to find. Joe Hurley has done a terrific job of making it easy to get all the details on these plans. It's well researched and authoritative, yet easy to read and the presentation is balanced and thoughtful. Best of all, there's a thorough analysis of features in every existing plan. You'll learn what the best and worst features of every plan are, and find the plan that's right for you. This is a must read for anyone who is thinking of using one of these plans - or considering an alternative, such as a custodial account or education IRA. It has my highest recommendation" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. --Kaye A. Thomas, Esq., Fairmark Press Tax Guide for Investors

"Before this book came out, good information on 529 plans was hard to find. Joe Hurley has done a terrific job of making it easy to get all the details on these plans. It's well researched and authoritative, yet easy to read and the presentation is balanced and thoughtful. Best of all, there's a thorough analysis of features in every existing plan. You'll learn what the best and worst features of every plan are, and find the plan that's right for you. This is a must read for anyone who is thinking of using one of these plans - or considering an alternative, such as a custodial account or education IRA. It has my highest recommendation" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. --Kaye A. Thomas, Esq., Fairmark Press Tax Guide for Investors

About the Author

Joseph Hurley is founder of Savingforcollege.com, a website considered by many to be the best independent source of information on Section 529 state tuition plans and other ways for families to plan and save for college. He has worked for over 20 years as a certified public accountant providing tax-planning services to individuals, business, and tax-exempt organizations. Hurley is also the author of the first comprehensive book on 529 plans titled The Best Way To Save For College A Complete Guide to 529 Plans. He has been widely quoted in the media, including The Wall Street Journal, TIME, Newsweek, and USA Today and he has appeared at hearings in Washington to comment on the regulation of 529 plans. Hurley graduated from Williams College in 1978 and lives with his wife and two children in Penfield, New York. In 2007, Savingforcollege.com became part of Bankrate, Inc. publisher of the Bankrate.com website.

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Joe Hurley is founder of Savingforcollege.com, a website considered by many to be the best independent source of information on Section 529 state tuition plans and other ways for families to plan and save for college. For over 20 years, he worked as a certified public accountant providing tax-planning services to individuals, business, and tax-exempt organizations.

Hurley has been widely quoted in the media, including the The Wall Street Journal, TIME, Newsweek, and USA Today and he has appeared at hearings in Washington to present comments on the regulation of 529 plans. He is one of nine individuals recognized by Financial Planning magazine as 2005's "Movers and Shakers."

Hurley graduated from Williams College in 1978 and lives with his wife in Victor, New York. They have two grown children.

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62 of 66 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 4, 1999
Format: Paperback
Highly recommended. This is the first comprehensive analysis that I've seen of an extremely important and relatively new way to save on a tax-deferred basis for your children's or grandchildren's college expenses. It's well-written, comprehensive, and objective, and it gave me enough data to make an informed decision. Before I opened the book, I had researched New York's plan through another source; I was delighted to see the discussion in this book present all of the plan's features (pro and con) that I had discovered--and more.
I haven't met the author (Joseph Hurley). But when I e-mailed a question to him at the address published in the book, I received a thorough and helpful answer later the same day. That's great service from the author of an exceptionally valuable guide.
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27 of 32 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 7, 1999
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This book should be read by anyone planning to send a child to college.After reading this book, I started college savings accounts for my daughterin New York and New Hampshire. This is definitely the "sleeper" tax break which everyone should know about. Forget the pitiful Education IRA. The 529 plans are where it's at!!
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27 of 33 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 17, 1999
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This book unlocks the secrets of saving for college like the 401k plan did for saving for retirement. A real must for all families to understand. Makes a great present.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chele on December 22, 2010
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If you are serious about saving for college or just doing research YOU MUST HAVE this book.. two thumbs up....
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By Marlene Kufrovich on June 9, 2013
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We really did our homework for our grand daughter's college savings! This man knows what he is talking about. We discussed all the information, check the data, and decided a a fund that has really been performing well. We were so happy to have this book.
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