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Education Tips for Retirees

You are never too old to learn something new, and that means you even can go back to college if you’re interested in furthering your education during retirement.

In fact, by contributing to a 529 college savings plan, you can grow your earnings tax-deferred and then use your qualified distributions to make tax-free tuition payments to an accredited college once you retire – there is no beneficiary age limit. However, be sure to work with a qualified financial professional if you are considering doing this to make sure the allocations within the plan are in line with your retirement strategy. Or, consider applying for permission to audit courses at a local college to expand your horizons and mingle with young, inquisitive minds.

Retirees also may wish to explore lower-cost education options online, such as the wide variety of courses available at MasterClass, www.masterclass.com.

Danielle Christensen


Danielle is dedicated to serving clients to achieve their retirement goals. As a Paraplanner, Danielle helps the advisors with the administrative side of preparing and documenting meetings. She is a graduate of the College of St. Benedict, with a degree in Business Administration and began working with Secured Retirement in May of 2023.

Danielle is a lifelong Minnesotan and currently resides in Farmington with her boyfriend and their senior rescue pittie/American Bulldog mix, Tukka.  In her free time, Danielle enjoys attending concerts and traveling. She is also an avid fan of the Minnesota Wild and loves to be at as many games as possible during the season!