The Coverdell Education Savings Account can be incredibly useful as a tool for you to pay for:
- elementary school expenses
- secondary school expenses
- homeschool expenses (in some states)
- college expenses
- vocational school expenses
- and more!
Perhaps more importantly, there are very few things you can’t use as an investment in the account. You can choose to invest in:
- real estate
- tax liens
- precious metals
But what about the income limitations? Meaningless. You can circumvent them so easily they’re utterly meaningless.
This account is constantly criticized as being useless. Check out my discussion of the details and see if it deserves the criticism.
- IRS Publication 970: Tax Benefits for Education
- Estate and Gift Tax Treatment of a Coverdell Account