A Broad Overview of 529 Plans and the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act

September 22, 2016 | Kweku Obed, CFA, CAIA, Managing Director, David H. Smith, CFA, Managing Director

While 529 plans have existed for over two decades, recent developments such as the Achieving a Better Life Experience (“ABLE”) Act have provided a new avenue for families with eligible disabled dependents to build a pool of assets that cover qualified disability expenses such as education, housing, and transportation. Like 529 plans, 529 ABLE (“529A”) plans provide a tax advantaged investment vehicle for eligible participants.

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