Backer is the tradename of Principly, Inc., an SEC-registered investment adviser. Our internet-based investment advisory services are designed to assist clients in saving for college and are not intended to provide comprehensive tax advice or financial planning. Our services are available to U.S. residents only. This website shall not be considered a solicitation or offering for any service or product to any person in any jurisdiction where such solicitation or offer would be unlawful.
Investing in securities involves risks, and investing in 529 plans in particular involves certain tax considerations and related risks. We do not provide advice on investments that are guaranteed by a bank or otherwise, or that are FDIC-insured. Any investments you make through Backer may lose value. Historical returns, expected returns, and probability projections are provided for informational and illustrative purposes, and may not reflect actual future performance.
Our savings calculators are hypothetical tools that demonstrate how one-time or monthly contributions from one or more sources, age-based asset rebalancing, and tax savings may impact the long-term value of your account, and do not take into account a portfolio’s underlying investment management fees. This information is provided for illustrative purposes only and does not represent actual or future performance of any investment option and is not intended to predict or project the investment performance of any security or index. The calculations assume investment performance of a representative age-based portfolio with overall compounded annual growth of 7%, capital gains tax rate of 15%, annual interest rate on savings of 0.5%, and annual increase in college costs of 5%. Your account may perform differently due to changes in recurring investments, time horizon, or returns.