Joseph Hurley is the founder of Savingforcollege.com, and the author of “The Best Way to Save for College-A Complete Guide to 529 Plans.” He is also the proprietor of Kettle Ridge Farm, Victor, New York. Learn more at www.savingforcollege.com. (Note: The 529 Plans that Hurley specializes in are one of the simplest, most straightforward vehicles for saving for college; however, please check with your financial advisor if you want to explore other options that might be right for you and your family.)
Do not worry about day to day, or month to month, movement in the value of your 529 plan. This is a long-term investment.