A 529 plan is a tax-advantaged way of saving for higher education. I had some for my kids. It was really a fantastic thing because I put the money in, it grew over time, and I sort of forgot about it. By the time it was time for the kids to go to school, it had pretty much paid for them.
So, yes, if you have a kid who you think is headed to college, for sure. If you can afford that, do invest in a 529 plan.
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