5 Reasons to Save with a 529


5 Reasons to Save with a 529


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Whatever they want to be, help them get there with The Education Plan.

The Education Plan can help them achieve more with less debt. And there are so many benefits to setting one up.

  1. Tax-free earnings & withdrawals for qualified education expenses

  2. 100% state income-tax deductible contributions for New Mexico taxpayers

  3. Funds can be used for any level of higher education at in and out-of-state colleges, as well as trade and private schools, online universities, and even many schools abroad

  4. It’s not just for tuition. Qualified expenses also include room and board, books and supplies, computers, and much more

  5. You can open your account with as little as $1. Saving just $500 has proven to significantly increase graduation rates

  6. Plan beneficiaries are transferable between family members

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What is a 529?

A 529 plan is a tax-advantaged tool to save and grow money for future education expenses. 529 plan savings have the opportunity to be invested and benefit from the potential of tax-free, compounding growth over time. Additionally, some states offer state income tax breaks on contributions, including New Mexico. Anyone can open and contribute to a 529 account for anyone else, including grandparents, relatives and friends. Learn More >


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For more information about The Education Plan, call 1.877.337.5268 or view the Plan Description and Participation Agreement, which includes investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses, and other important information; read and consider it carefully before investing.

Please Note: Before you invest, consider whether your or the beneficiary’s home state offers any state tax or other state benefits such as financial aid, scholarship funds, and protection from creditors that are only available for investments in that state’s qualified tuition program. You also should consult a financial, tax, or other advisor to learn more about how state-based benefits (or any limitations) would apply to your specific circumstances. You also may wish to contact directly your home state’s 529 plan(s), or any other 529 plan, to learn more about those plan’s features, benefits and limitations. Keep in mind that state-based benefits should be one of many appropriately weighted factors to be considered when making an investment decision.

The Education Plan is administered by The Education Trust Board of New Mexico. Ascensus College Savings Recordkeeping Services, LLC, the Program Manager, and its affiliates, have overall responsibility for the day-today operations, including investment advisory, recordkeeping and administrative services. The Education Plan’s portfolios invest in: (i) mutual funds; (ii) exchange traded funds; and/or (iii) a funding agreement issued by New York Life. Investments in The Education Plan are not insured by the FDIC. Units of the portfolios are municipal securities and the value of units will vary with market conditions.

Investment returns will vary depending upon the performance of the portfolios you choose. You could lose all or a portion of your money by investing in The Education Plan depending on market conditions. Account owners assume all investment risks as well as responsibility for any federal and state tax consequences.

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