Save tax-free
for education

Open a top-tier 529 Savings Plan and
collect gifts from family and friends

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How much more
will I save?

See how much more you can save with
tax-free investing and social savings.

My child is  years old and I can contribute  per month.
 family and friends can each give
 per month.

* This hypothetical calculation is for illustrative purposes only and is based on assumptions described here.

Why Backer?

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.

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  • Invest tax-free

    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

Your first month is free, so you have time to make sure Backer is right for your family.

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The best investment
you'll make in education

We believe in transparent, fair pricing – a simple monthly fee rather than a percentage of your savings that grows with your investment.

  • Starting at $1 per month

  • It's free for your Backers

  • No hidden fees

  • "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."

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