Savingforcollege.com Offering Free Downloads of its College Savings Guide

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To celebrate this year's "529 Day" a popular 86-page guide on college savings from Savingforcollege.com has been made available for a limited time as a free download.

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Savingforcollege.com's Family Guide to College Savings covers other important topics including budgeting, financial aid considerations, and various federal tax credits available to college students and their families.

Savingforcollege.com and Legg Mason are teaming up to help American families better prepare for future college expenses by giving away more than 15,000 downloads of Savingforcollege.com's Family Guide to College Savings. The popular 86-page guide, which retails for $8.95 in its paper version, provides families with an easy-to-read explanation of their options in planning and saving for college, including the use of "Section 529" college savings plans.

Savingforcollege.com is the leading independent resource and authority on Section 529 college-savings plans. Legg Mason is program manager for the Scholars Choice College Savings Plan, a 529 savings plan sponsored by the state of Colorado and sold nationwide through financial advisors.

The promotion will end no later than May 29, 2012, a day celebrated nationally as "529 Day" in the effort to raise awareness about the need to save for college.

"With college tuition continuing to spiral upward, and the federal government and states looking to cut back on their education subsidies, it is imperative that families empower themselves and take appropriate steps to secure their children's higher education," says Joseph Hurley, the book's author and founder of Savingforcollege.com. Surveys show that parents increasingly view a college degree as being essential for success in today's economy.

In addition to its in-depth comparison of 529 plans to other savings alternatives such as the Coverdell education savings account, Savingforcollege.com's Family Guide to College Savings covers other important topics including budgeting, financial aid considerations, and various federal tax credits available to college students and their families.

To download the Family Guide for free, simply go to http://www.savingforcollege.com/529-day/ .
Scholars Choice is not affiliated with Savingforcollege.com.

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