How Can Grandparents Help Pay for College?

With the cost of college continuing to rise, it’s important that students, parents and grandparents understand the options they have for tackling this significant expense. Invest in a 529 Plan State-sponsored education savings plans – known as 529 Plans – can be a...

Who Pays for College After a Divorce?

A divorce is one of the most difficult experiences in life. A relationship that was once the center of the couple’s life ends, and both partners must regroup and find a new path in the years that follow. As financial advisors serving many divorcees, we see the toll...

Is it Time to Bail on the Oregon 529 Plan?

In a recent blog post, we outlined how 529 education savings plans work, and why they can be such an attractive tool for saving for education expenses. If you own or contribute to an account with the Oregon College Savings Plan, you probably realize that the...

Understanding 529 College Savings Plans

If there are children in your life you plan to help pay for college, you have probably heard about 529 college savings plans. While there are other ways to save for the payment of education costs, the 529 plan is the most attractive. Let’s review why. The 529 plan...