Last summer, just after Congress approved President Bush's tax plan, most investors knew they had a small rebate check from the IRS coming in the mail. But they didn't know the following: They could now withdraw money tax-free from their 529 programs; they could likely increase contributions to their retirement programs and IRAs; and those 50 and older could probably put more money into their retirement accounts.

Fidelity Investments released a survey on the subject earlier this month demonstrating that investors are largely unaware of how Bush's tax plan affects their investments.

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