Education Planning

It's never too early to start saving for your child's education - let us help you get started


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  • Tax-deferred and tax-free withdrawals on some accounts for qualified educational purposes

  • Beneficiaries may be changed without penalty

  • Contributions may be made by any family member (including grandparents, aunties, uncles and more)

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  • In preparing to meet with one of our Financial Advisors, please have the following information:

    • Information on your current financial situation

    • Your risk preference

    • Your desire for asset allocation and diversification

Plan today for a smarter tomorrow

Coverdell Education
Savings Account (CESA)

Contributions are not tax-deductible, but all earnings and withdrawals are tax-exempt and free of penalties as long as the withdrawals are made for qualified education expenses

Section 529
College Savings Plan

Contributions are tied to the gifting exclusion limit of $15,000. You could also make up to 5 years worth of contributions (or $70,000) in one year

Custodial Account

Up to certain limits, these accounts are taxed at the child's rate. Withdrawals may be made for any expenses that benefit the child – not just education expenses

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Kanani Miyahira

Island: Oahu
Phone: (808) 541-8586
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Jeffrey Bonk

Islands: Maui & Hawaii
Phone: (808) 952-7019
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Riki-Ann Chow

Island: Oahu
Phone: (808) 527-4350
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