The world’s first social college fund,
with a team of backers for your child.
We’ve helped families save over $20 million with a hassle-free, tax-free college fund where family and friends can play a role. In just a few minutes, you’ll be on track to afford college for your child.Learn More
Backer helps you open a
top-tier 529 Savings Plan.
Gifts that matter
Make it easy for friends and
family to support your child.
Stay on track
Receive personalized advice to
maximize your savings.
Reach your savings goals
Give your child a debt-free
Invest tax-free with
a 529 Plan
Get ahead of college costs
There's a powerful tool called a 529 Savings Plan, which lets you invest tax-free and use the funds toward the cost of college, K-12 education, apprenticeships, and more. Backer is your personal education savings coach, helping you navigate a complex landscape and get the most out of your 529 plan.Learn More
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40% of the money we’ve helped our families save has come from family and friends – 30x higher than the industry average. Backers can give on holidays, birthdays, or even every month.Get Started
"One of the smartest ways to get ahead of the game and keep your child's student loan debt to a minimum is to open a tax-free 529 college savings plan" through Backer.
Backer "combines crowdfunding, robo-investment advice, and 529 college savings plans" and "makes it easy for friends and family to contribute to your child's education."
Backer "advises users online about 529 investments... and lets savers share a special link that lets relatives and friends donate online."
Backer "guides users through the process of creating a tax-free investment fund, letting them seamlessly link their bank accounts for one-time or automatic contributions, and allowing them to track the progress of their nest eggs."
Backer "aims to assist parents in choosing the right plan. No sit-down with a banker required; once you figure out which plan is right for you, you can both open your account and manage it online."
Backer "sets up 529s on users' behalf, simplifying a sometimes confusing state-level process, and enables contributions from grandparents and friends."