Contributing to a 529 plan is one way to start saving for college. All 50 states offer at least one 529 account and it’s also possible to enroll in an out-of-state 529 savings plan. The individual contribution limits vary from one plan to the next, but some states offer lifetime limits in excess of $300,000. To plan for a successful future, identify what you’re passionate about, what comes naturally to you, or what your favorite hobbies or experiences are. Next, use these things to help you decide on a future career path. Write down short and long term goals to achieve your imagined future, and track your progress in a journal. Initial investment amountThe existing fund balance or initial contribution, if any, into your 529 plan. Annual savings amount:The annual savings amount you plan to set aside in the 529 plan. Number of years contributions are made:The number of years you plan to make contributions to the 529 plan.