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March 12th, 2009
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Handicapping 529 plans
So I'm looking at Virginia's in-state 529 plans. There's the VEST, which is self-directed, and lets you pick your own portfolio from a list of investments, much like a 401(k), and there's the VPEP, which looks like a conservative investment portfolio; the state underwrites the risk that their payout of in-state tuition will be higher than the value of your investment. You can take your "money" elsewhere [private university or out-of-state school] but you are limited to the cost of an in-state school if you do so.

If any of you who have also looked at this--either VA's plans or comparable plans in other states--please weigh in with your thoughts.

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From:rubberella
Date:March 13th, 2009 04:29 am (UTC)
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go to http://www.clarkhoward.com

he has a really good explantion of 529 plans and also rates his favorite top 5.
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From:happypete
Date:March 13th, 2009 11:21 am (UTC)

I wonder...

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why the prepaid plan for Virginia is worse than the VEST...but at least that answers the question.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:March 26th, 2009 05:31 am (UTC)

Bill D'Arcangleo

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I'm not sure this is the right way to try to contact you, but I need to give it a try.
I'm an old friend of Bill's and would keep up with him through an old high school website that seems to have disappeared. I googled his name and found your site and it sounds as if he has passed away? I'm more than a little shocked and would really appreciate any information you could give me.
thank you,
Kasi
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From:happypete
Date:March 27th, 2009 01:12 am (UTC)

Re: Bill D'Arcangleo

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Dear Kasi, I'm sorry to tell you that it's true:

http://www.legacy.com/WashingtonPost/DeathNotices.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonID=124929776

He was a good man, a great friend. He will be missed.
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