To go along with our current series about planning for college, we wanted to recommend a book that may be a help to you when making decisions about education savings.

529 & Other College Savings Plans for Dummies by Margaret A. Munro is another useful Dummies book. It goes well beyond what we have covered in our series, and describes a number of other options that you may want to consider while planning your strategy for education savings. It’s a fairly quick read, and may help you see the overall picture better on how much it is going to cost to fund your child’s education.

Unfortunately, the book is not very current (published in 2003), so not all the information is still 100% accurate. There have been some changes since then to different plans and tax laws, so don’t use this book as your final authority while doing research. But, it can be useful as a jumping off point for you.