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College Planning

As a parent, you want the best for your child. And part of that means investing in their future, including their education. But with the rising cost of college, planning for your child's college education can feel overwhelming. That's where we come in. At Martin Wealth Management, we understand the importance of college planning and the impact it can have on your child's future.

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Mapping Out Your Child's College Journey: A Guide to College Planning

Mapping out your child's college journey can feel like an enormous task, but with the right guidance, it can be a smooth and rewarding process. At Martin Wealth Management, we work with families to create a personalized college planning roadmap. We take into account your child's goals, strengths, and interests to help you choose a college funding strategy suitable for your child's college needs.

Beyond Tuition: Planning for Additional College Expenses

Tuition is just the beginning when it comes to the cost of college. From textbooks to travel, there are a host of additional expenses to consider. We'll help you create a comprehensive plan that includes all of these expenses and help you find ways to save money along the way.

Saving for College: Exploring Different Investment Options

Saving for college requires a long-term investment strategy. We'll help you explore different investment options, including

  • 529 Plans: A 529 plan is a tax-advantaged investment account specifically designed for college savings. Our team can help you evaluate the different 529 plans available and choose one that meets your needs, based on factors such as fees, investment options, and state tax benefits.
  • Coverdell Accounts: A Coverdell account is another tax-advantaged investment account that can be used for education expenses, including college. Our team can help you understand the benefits and limitations of Coverdell accounts and determine if they are a good fit for your family's needs.
  • UGMA/UTMA Accounts: UGMA/UTMA accounts are custodial accounts that allow parents to invest money for their child's benefit. While these accounts offer more flexibility in terms of how the money can be used, they also have some limitations and tax implications to consider. Our team can help you evaluate whether UGMA/UTMA accounts are a good option for your family.

We'll also help you understand the tax implications of each option and create a plan that aligns with your unique goals and circumstances.

Planning Ahead: Understanding the Cost of College

The cost of college can be staggering, but planning ahead can help you manage the expenses and avoid surprises. We'll help you understand the true cost of college, including tuition, fees, room and board, and other expenses. We'll also help you create a budget and plan for additional expenses, such as textbooks and transportation.

The Benefits of Working with an Advisor Experienced in College Planning 

Navigating the college planning process on your own can be overwhelming. That's why working with a college planning expert can make all the difference. At Martin Wealth Management, we have years of experience helping families navigate the complex world of college planning. We can help you evaluate your financial aid and create a personalized plan for success.

The ROI of College: Planning for Your Child's Future Career Success

At Martin Wealth Management, we believe that investing in your child's education is one of the best investments you can make. Contact us today to learn more about our college planning services and how we can help you prepare financially.


Prior to investing in a 529 Plan investors should consider whether the investor's or designated beneficiary's home state offers any state tax or other state benefits such as financial aid, scholarship funds, and protection from creditors that are only available for investments in such state's qualified tuition program. Withdrawals used for qualified expenses are federally tax free. Tax treatment at the state level may vary. Please consult with your tax advisor before investing.

For more information about our firm and the services we offer, send us a quick email or call the office. We would welcome the opportunity to speak with you.

anthony.martin@lpl.com | (512) 347-0046