Editor's Picks

Issue 285:
– News & Research
– 529 Conference 2022

529 Dash, Required Reading for Your 529 Education:
The goal of the 529 Dash is to help institutions and financial professionals who help families and employers in the education financial planning process by creating and sharing industry relevant news, product training, and best practices, while also building awareness and understanding of the importance of 529 plans and ABLE accounts.

Please Read, Engage and Share.

Paul Curley, CFA
Associate Director
529 & ABLE Solutions, 
ISS Market Intelligence
Twitter: @PaulCurleyBC

529 & ABLE News & Research

Here is what you need to know from stories, research, and data released this week:

  • CollegeAdvantage YouTube video, “How America Saves for Education After High School” Editor’s Take: Thank you Sallie Mae and Ohio’s 529 Plan for creating and sharing this webinar from March 31, 2022. Watch to learn about funding sources for college and highlights from Sallie Mae’s latest research.
  • Ascensus, “Ascensus Announces Key Hires in Government Savings Business.” Editor’s Take: Congrats to Ascensus for announcing the addition of Martha Slitt as Senior Vice President and David “DJ” Johnson as Head of Product for Government Savings, who will both directly report to Peg Creonte. Read the press release to learn more.
  • CNBC, “How ABLE accounts are changing the lives of the disabled.” Editor’s Take: Thank you CNBC for helping to get the message out about the importance of ABLE accounts. Also, the Minnesota Department of Human Services created an eight-minute educational video here, and ABLE United created and shared a one-hour video from the STARability’s Family Forum here. Watch, learn, and share.
Events: 529 Conference 2022

Save the Date: 529 Conference 2022 will be held from October 17-19, 2022, at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, Florida, USA.


  • Registration now open here
  • 2022 banners released with new annual event colors
  • Sponsorship guide now available upon request
May 2nd, 2022
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