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What are 529 plans? How can they help parents manage the challenge of paying for college educations and their own retirement? Read on: http://bit.ly/1KkSkkt
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For many college-bound children and their parents, a key to avoiding college debt can come in these three numbers: 529. Learn more from Roger Michaud. http://bit.ly/1KkSkkt
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Can just anyone start a 529 College Savings Plan? Find the answer here: http://bit.ly/1IJRo7x
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Mark Mobius analyzes findings from Franklin Templeton’s 2015 Global Investor Sentiment Survey, including investors’ thoughts about emerging Asia. http://bit.ly/1d3ojbE
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My father sparked my interest in the mutual fund industry while I was just in high school. He was a keen follower of companies and stocks, and he liked to discuss them at the dinner table. I went with him to a Templeton shareholder meeting years before I worked for the company.” Heather Arnold, Templeton Global Equity Group, 5/12/2015. http://bit.ly/1PFpxpk
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“While loans can be useful in bridging the gap between savings and final costs, a college degree doesn’t have to come with a mountain of debt. Develop a multi-pronged strategy, and hopefully you or your children can enjoy the fruits of a college education for decades to come.” Roger Michaud, May 20, 2015. http://bit.ly/1KkSkkt
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Mark Mobius says 2015 could be a pivotal year for the Southeast Asian region known as ASEAN. Here’s why: http://bit.ly/1AikuK1
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True or False: There are no income restrictions with 529 College Savings Plans. Find the answer here: http://bit.ly/1IJRo7x
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Mark Mobius reviews a few findings—including a few that may surprise you—from Franklin Templeton’s 2015 Global Investor Sentiment Survey. http://bit.ly/1d3ojbE
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“I am a strong believer in our Templeton value process: Buy a number of stocks at what we consider to be extremely low valuations, diversify as broadly as possible across sectors and countries, and then practice patience.” Heather Arnold, Templeton Global Equity Group, 4/12/2015. http://bit.ly/1PFpxpk
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