529 Plans

A 529 plan is a tax-advantaged investment account offered in the United States as a means to save for higher education expenses for a beneficiary. Many states offer their own version of a 529 plan. 529 plans are no longer just a tax effective means to save for college. Among many chan

Studying up on 529 college savings plans

Two types of savings plans provide families with tax-saving strategies that also benefit their children and grandchildren. College savings plans and prepaid tuition plans are what are known in the tax community as 529 plans. These vehicles have much higher contribution limits than tho

Sleep Medicine and Social Media – Half Day Seminar!

Earn 4 CE credits at our half day seminar in St. Louis. Two seminars in one. Dr. Postol will discuss incorporating Dental Sleep Medicine into your practice. MySocialPractice will discuss the Social Media tools available to effectively communicate to your new and existing patients. Con

Education Expenses — Are They Deductible?

Given the high cost of higher education, this issue is more than academic — significant tax dollars may be at stake. Job-related Education Your cost of job-related education is deductible if the education: Maintains or improves skills related to your existing job, trade, or business o

Lower Spending on Higher Ed

If you have a child going off to college next fall, here’s some good news. A study* conducted by Ipsos for Sallie Mae, a financial services company specializing in education, found that the average family spent 9% less on college expenses for the 2010-2011 academic year than for the p