College savings 529 plans are getting a boost from a new industry group called the College Savings Foundation (CSF). Formed by eight financial services firms, the intent of CSF is to inform, educate and disseminate 529 materials and trend data for consumers and advisers.

The founding members are: AIM, Fidelity, Franklin Templeton, Manulife Financial, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Strong Financial and T. Rowe Price.

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