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Keep up to date with the latest news about planning and financing a college education and preparing for your financial future, from experts here at MEFA and across the industry. Browse through our blog and use it as your very own college planning guide.

Financial Guidance on ABLE Accounts
Learn about real-life examples of the use of ABLE accounts, the biggest benefits of ABLE accounts, the benefits of having both a special needs trust and an ABLE account, and how trusts can make contributions to ABLE. …
By Mary Rubenis    |
Manage Your Attainable Account from Home
Management features include Fidelity's secure portal, The Fidelity Cash Management account, Fidelity's Full View, and Fidelity's BillPay. …
By Mary Rubenis    |
Tax Incentives That Help Build ABLE Savings
Incentives include The Saver's Credit, The Earned Income Tax Credit, Contributions from a Trust, and the ABLE to Work Act. …
By Mary Rubenis    |
Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
Scholarships include Microsoft disAbility Scholarship, Sertoma Scholarship for Students Who Are Hard of Hearing Or Deaf, National Federation of the Blind Scholarship, Will2Walk Foundation Scholarship, Organization for Autism Research Scholarship, ABC Law Centers Cerebral Palsy Bi-Annual Scholarship, and Disability Care Center Scholarship.…
By Meredith Barnhart    |
Learn about this national campaign that raises awareness of issues related to disability employment and highlights the contributions of workers with disabilities, as well as the the ABLE to Work Act.…
By Mary Rubenis    |
Fidelity Cash Management features a debit card with fee-free ATM withdrawals, text alerts for debit card purchases, use of Fidelity's BillPay, and fee-free check writing. Fidelity Full View features budgeting and reporting tools and allows you to see all your accounts in one place. …
By Mary Rubenis    |
9 additional states have launched ABLE programs, 40,422 ABLE accounts are open across the country, and the ABLE Age Adjustment Act is on the horizon. …
By Mary Rubenis    |
We highlight the Attainable Savings Plan, which includes various investment options, no federal taxes on earnings if used for qualified disability expenses, and professional management by Fidelity Investments. …
By Mary Rubenis    |
We explore the five core services that The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission offers, and provide tips for parents to help, such as creating a person-centered planning team, having your student play an active role, teaching money management skills, and exploring all college disability services. …
By Mary Rubenis    |
Three important changes have been made to Attainable: the elimination of the previously required $50 minimum balance to open an Attainable account, the cancellation of the $30 annual account fee, and the removal of the wire transfer fee for moving funds out of an Attainable account…
By Elizabeth Fontaine    |
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