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Top 10 Reasons to Use a 529

With four kids, I love the 529 and so does The College Financial Lady!

Top 10 Reasons to Use a 529 [The College Financial Lady] – “529s are almost always the best way to save for college, yet only about 1/3 of families actually use them for college savings. In fact, a recent survey showed that only about half of American adults have heard of 529s. This is incredibly unfortunate because 529s are such a powerful tool in creating pathways to higher education. So in honor of 529 Day, here are my top 10 reasons you should open a 529 for your child’s education.”

How to Have a Great Vacation: What Science Tells Us [The Wall Street Journal] – “You would think that more of a fun experience is always better, but, the reality is that it often isn’t. Indeed, one of the primary reasons that vacations, or any enjoyable activities, fall flat is because of an inalienable truth about hedonic consumption: Enjoyment declines with time.”

Want the best sunscreens this summer? The FDA is blocking you. [MSNBC] – “Many U.S. sunscreens would fail European standards for UVA protection. Because European sunscreens can draw on more ingredients, they can protect better against skin cancer.” We really like a sunscreen we can only get in the UK and it’s actually a store brand (not something fancy), just because it has better ingredients (and doesn’t have an aerosol).