Re: 529 education savings account
Some great advice here. Here's my little bit: Don't mess around with Upromise.
Although they sell it to you as a college savings program, it's just a rewards/rebate program. You don't have to put the Upromise money into a 529 Savings Plan.
And it doesn't amount to much. I've been pulling out my Upromise card at Publix and CVS for 4 years now and have accumulated the grand sum of $18.81, which I expect to get in a check in about 3 or 4 months. It's a Joke.
You can accumulate more if you register your credit cards with Upromise and go to certain retailers...but you're probably better off just getting a rewards credit card (not a Upromise one)