Estate Planning

Legacies that Span Generations

529s offer the best of both worlds

After a lifetime of wealth building, many of your older clients are probably contemplating their legacy. Try a fresh approach to your conversations with them by introducing ideas on how they could use a 529 plan to build a multi-generational legacy with our suite of materials that includes:

  • A client-approved presentation featuring legacy building with a 529 plan.
  • Estate Planning Investment idea – ideal for clients that are looking for ways to minimize their tax burden.
  • Accelerated Gifting Investment Idea – a great way to increase savings for children or grandchildren.
  • Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) Investment Idea – helpful for clients that are required to take RMDs but don’t need the funds and want to take advantage of a tax-deferred investment.

Featured Resources


Year End Gifting - 529

A brochure describing how to contribute to a 529 College Savings Plan by taking advantage of Gift Tax Exclusions.

Investment Idea

Investment Idea - Scholars Choice Accelerated Gifting

Investment Idea to help boost college funding while reducing your tax burden through accelerated gifting to a 529 Plan.

Investment Idea

Investment Idea - Scholars Choice Estate Planning

Give the gift of education while reducing the value of a taxable estate.


Investment Idea - Scholars Choice Required Minimum Distributions

Consider using a 529 plan as an option for IRA distributions.

Practice Management

We’re as passionate about helping advisors grow their business as we are about offering an exceptional 529 plan.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: An investor should consider the Program's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before investing. The Program Disclosure Statement, which contains more information, should be read carefully before investing. If an investor and/or an investor's beneficiary are not Colorado taxpayers, they should consider before investing whether their home states offer 529 plans that provide state tax and other benefits benefits such as financial aid, scholarship funds, and protection from creditors that are only available to state taxpayers investing in such plans.

Investments in the Scholars Choice College Savings Program are not insured by the FDIC or any other government agency and are not deposits or other obligations of any depository institution.  Investments are not guaranteed by the State of Colorado, CollegeInvest, QS Investors, LLC, Legg Mason Investor Services, LLC, or Legg Mason, Inc., or its affiliates and are subject to risks, including loss of principal amount invested.

Legg Mason, Inc., its affiliates, and its employees are not in the business of providing tax or legal advice to taxpayers. These materials and any tax-related statements are not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used or relied upon, by any such taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding tax penalties or complying with any applicable tax laws or regulations. Tax-related statements, if any, may have been written in connection with the “promotion or marketing” of the transaction(s) or matter(s) addressed by these materials, to the extent allowed by applicable law. Any such taxpayer should seek advice based on the taxpayer’s particular circumstances from an independent tax advisor.

Scholars Choice® is a registered service mark of CollegeInvest. CollegeInvest and the CollegeInvest logo are registered trademarks.  Administered and issued by CollegeInvest, State of Colorado. QS Investors, LLC is the Investment Manager and Legg Mason Investor Services, LLC is the primary distributor of interests in the Program; together they serve as Manager of the Program.  QS Investors, LLC, ClearBridge Investments, LLC, Brandywine Global Investment Management, LLC, Western Asset Management Company, and Legg Mason Investor Services, LLC are Legg Mason, Inc. affiliates. Thornburg Investment Management, Inc. and Templeton Global Advisors Limited are not affiliated with Legg Mason, Inc.

Audited financial statements for the Scholars Choice® College Savings Program, including balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, and the Management's Discussion and Analysis (MDA), may be viewed at or a hard copy may be obtained by calling Scholars Choice at 1-888-572-4652.