Should I open a 529 or savings account for my niece?
In case it's relevant: we live in Wisconsin, I am a state employee and college graduate, niece's mom and dad are both employed, but receive state assistance as they did not have insurance through their workplaces. I have fair-good credit for a 25 yr old. It's taken some hits the past couple years as my student loans have come out of deferral and I bought a new car, but it's at least in the upper 600s still. I will be going back to school for an MBA and law degree next (2012) fall.