Best low-risk 529 plans

For parents saving for their kids' college, a 529 savings plan still makes sense - as long as it offers good, low-risk investment options and doesn't eat up too much in fees. These three make the grade.

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Fund: Ohio CollegeAdvantage Savings Plan

Web site: collegeadvantage.com

Manager: Fifth Third, Pimco, Vanguard, others

Expenses: 0.19% to 0.91%

Low-risk option: Fifth Third CDs (a 10-year yields 5.0%)

What it offers: Low-cost age-based and balanced funds, plus a broad array of safe options

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Last updated April 17 2009: 8:51 AM ET
Source: Savingforcollege.com; plan websites.
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