Best and Worst 529 Plans

If you're enrolled in a 529 college savings plan, you're probably feeling some angst when looking at the plans' performance given the market's horrible returns last year.

If you’re enrolled in a 529 college savings plan, you’re probably feeling some angst when looking at the plans’ performance given the market’s horrible returns last year. “Unfortunately, the past year hasn’t been so rosy in the college savings universe,” wrote Greg Brown, author of Morningstar’s annual “Best and Worst 529 College-Savings Plans” survey released today. “Several plans had maintained too-aggressive asset allocations for students nearing or in college, while other plans were hamstrung by their allegiances to floundering investment options.”

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