Sunday, December 12, 2004

UTMA is a bad idea?

Maybe I made a mistake putting some stock in an UTMA account for the kids.

Susan Dynarski is a professor at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government who is critical of the financial aid process. She calculates that saving $1000 in a child's name for 18 years, instead of in your name, will lose you $1,881 in income taxes and financial aid.

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