The Hidden Benefits of 529 Plans
About This Episode
Saving for college and other educational needs is one of the most pressing financial planning concerns. Investors are looking to their financial advisors for guidance. In this episode, we’re going to look at the role 529 plans play and why they’re so important in improving client outcomes and in supporting practice management.
My guest, Leslie Geller, will be talking about the expanded set of educational expenses 529 assets can fund, details of Capital Group’s CollegeAmerica savings plan – one of the largest in the country with approximately $80 billion in assets under management, as well as how Secure 2.0 has lowered barriers to opening and funding a 529.
About Our Guest
Leslie Geller is a wealth strategist at Capital Group, the $2.3 Trillion asset manager well-known for its American Funds. A former tax attorney, Leslie uses her nearly two decades of experience advising clients on tax and estate planning matters to help advisors achieve better outcomes for the investors they serve. She also supports advisors with practice management.
Here is a link for more information about Capital Group and its 529 offerings:
- CollegeAmerica 529 Savings Plan - https://www.capitalgroup.com/individual/what-we-offer/college-america-529.html
- 529 Advisor Research Report – Benefits and Barriers: How advisors and clients view education savings in the current market - https://www.capitalgroup.com/content/dam/cgc/shared-content/documents/reports/03_FF_PR-529_Advisor_Study.pdf
- My previous podcast with Leslie: The Questions to Ask Your Female Clients - https://www.advisorperspectives.com/podcasts/2019/12/16/the-questions-to-ask-your-female-clients
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