Am I the only one not convinced that a 529 savings plan is the only way to save money for future education expenses? I want to save as much as possible for the Kid's future—but what if her future doesn't include college, as approved by the 529ers? What's the best investment now to support the Kid then, when she may want to build a log cabin in Alaska, or go to design school in Belgium, or cooking school in Japan?
Have you found other investments or strategies that are a better fit than a 529 plan? What do you do about the guilt over not having saved enough money already? [Andy]