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It might be hard to imagine now, but your children
will be heading off to college sooner than you think.
The question is - will your savings be ready, too? To
you prepare for the high cost of education, the Illinois State Treasurer's Office, working with Legg
Mason, has created the Bright Start® College Savings Program. Bright Start is a tax-advantaged
Section 529 Plan that helps parents, grandparents, relatives and friends nationwide save for a
loved one's college education. So why wait, when you can get started today? After all, the day is
coming sooner than you think.
Great News for Investors! For more information on the pension bill signed by President Bush,
that preserves the federal tax exemption for qualified withdrawals from college savings accounts,
Consider the investment objectives, risks, fees and expenses of the Program carefully before investing.
The Program Disclosure Statement contains more complete information about these and other features
associated with the Program. The Program Disclosure Statement should be read carefully before
Bright Start Features:
Tax Advantaged Savings
Professional Money Management
Simplicity in Managing Your Account
Contribute Now! Starting early saves you more!
Already a customer? Check your savings online!
If you or your designated beneficiary is a resident of a state other than Illinois, you should check with
your or your designated beneficiary's home state to see if it offers a Section 529 program. That program
may offer state tax or other benefits to residents of that state that may not be available to investors in
programs of other states.
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