Think of your child's college education as an investment. In fact, it's one of the best investments you can make, because it offers the closest thing to a guaranteed return in terms of your child's quality of life as an adult. But turning that investment into reality requires decisions. How much should you save? What are the best ways to save—a bank savings account, a growth mutual fund, a state savings plan, or a prepaid tuition plan? What tax and financial aid benefits are available? To learn more about these and other issues that impact the education planning process, we invite you to explore the wide range of articles, tools and calculators.