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Zilla
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Friendswood, TX
Member since Jul 2005
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I never see any mention of Coverdale Education Savings accounts here...

pretty powerful vehicle...anybody here use them or interested in discussing their merits ?
This post was edited on 11/7 at 4:26 pm



Broke
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re: I never see any mention of Coverdale Education Savings accounts here...
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anybody here use them


Nope


Chris4x4gill2
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re: I never see any mention of Coverdale Education Savings accounts here...
I think they are great since you can pick your investments, but the 2k/year contribution limits are on the low side.


Janky
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11172 posts

re: I never see any mention of Coverdale Education Savings accounts here...
The real advantage in my opinon is the ability to use the funds for high school.


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Zilla
LSU Fan
Friendswood, TX
Member since Jul 2005
10154 posts

re: I never see any mention of Coverdale Education Savings accounts here...
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I think they are great since you can pick your investments, but the 2k/year contribution limits are on the low side.


2000/year @ 8% for 15 years is roughly 60k (no taxes) per kid...wouldn't that really help out a lot of you private school paying folks ?

Don't use it for high school and you could have over 80 grand towards college expenses...As long as the account was opened with the parents as owners it won't affect financial aid either.
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Zilla
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Friendswood, TX
Member since Jul 2005
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re: I never see any mention of Coverdale Education Savings accounts here...
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Nope


why not? ot rich ?


NewBR
Member since Sep 2008
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re: I never see any mention of Coverdale Education Savings accounts here...
$2000 /year @ 8% is nice, but it's nicer with 6% state tax deduction and earnings enhancement in a 529 plan.

Figure out another way to pay for high school.



Zilla
LSU Fan
Friendswood, TX
Member since Jul 2005
10154 posts

re: I never see any mention of Coverdale Education Savings accounts here...
You can do both


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makersmark1
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Member since Oct 2011
2408 posts

re: I never see any mention of Coverdale Education Savings accounts here...
I have them with TD Ameritrade.

Only downside is the limits on contribution are fairly low.

529 plans are a little better, IMO.

We have both a coverdell and a 529 for both kids.
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Zach
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Member since May 2005
70772 posts

re: I never see any mention of Coverdale Education Savings accounts here...
My son has a La. State plan for his 2 children. Started them when they were born. Don't know if that's the same thing as Coverdale.


fatboydave
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Fat boy land
Member since Aug 2004
7826 posts

re: I never see any mention of Coverdale Education Savings accounts here...
Have a coverdell and La Start saving acct for kids. Good points on each vehicle. Tax deduction and enhancement with Start but more investment choices with the coverdell.


Sdento1
Member since Aug 2013
30 posts

re: I never see any mention of Coverdale Education Savings accounts here...
You can use Roth IRAs for your kids and take out the contributions penalty free for your kid- if they don't go to college you can use it as a hybrid for a retirement fund for them or you.
If you stick to a dedicated savings plan just use a college savings 529 plan- you can contribute more than 2k per year...just my thoughts--geaux tigers!


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