Residents of Georgia are eligible for a state tax deduction for contributions to Georgia’s 529 College Savings Plan regardless of income. Because of this tax benefit, residents should consider this plan as a savings vehicle for higher education costs. For more information on Georgia’s plan and the seven available investment options, read this week’s Financial Strategy.
The much touted Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 has a silver lining that extends the bankruptcy protections enjoyed by employment-sponsored retirement plans, which are covered by the Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Congress designed the law to curb perceived abuses by debtors in bankruptcy.