Save and invest in your kids’ future and receive gifts from your friends and family! The funds you save can be used for your kid’s college, their first car, place to live, wedding day, or any big step in their lives. Along the way, you will have the support of our experienced financial advisors. Sign up just takes 5 minutes. Tens of thousands of parents in our community are building a better future for their children - join us today!
UNest is a breakthrough tax-advantaged custodial account for minors that allows parents to save for more than just college. You get maximum flexibility in how you save for your child’s future: for your kids' education, for the first car, for the down payment on the house, or for their wedding day. You can also receive gifts for Christmas, Birthdays and other special occasions for your kids. Anyone can contribute into your child’s future - grandparents, friends and other family members.
UNest is a fully accredited and registered Financial Advisor with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The dollars you put towards your kid’s future are invested with one of the largest investment managers in the U.S.
Check out UNest’s additional benefits here: https://unest.co/
*** THE LOW-COST ALTERNATIVE ***
Traditional financial advisors often charge sales commissions and annual fees that eat into your earnings. That can add up to thousands of dollars lost over time. UNest membership is simple, affordable and transparent $3/month per account. We also offer a family plan and $6/month for families with up to five kids.
Easy Setup - It takes only 5 minutes to set up your account!
Tax-Free Growth: Up to $2,100 of tax benefits every year on the earnings in your account. The first $1,050 in earnings are tax-free. The next $1,050 is taxable at the child's tax rate
Gifting - receive gifts from grandparents, friends and other family members into their child’s account
UNest Rewards - received financial rewards when you shop with the brands you love
Investment Options - Five investment options suited to your needs, including age-based
Flexibility - You can use funds for anything that benefits your child, not only college. There is no penalty for early withdrawals
Control - You control how the money is invested and spent until the child becomes an adult
Easy tracking - Adjust your monthly contribution anytime, track your projected growth, and see the asset allocation for your account
Simple and Fast - View account balance, change contributions and manage transactions at the touch of a button
Low Minimums – Start investing in your child’s future with as little as $25/month. UNest makes saving easy for every budget
Secure - UNest uses bank-level security and the strongest encryption to keep your sensitive financial data safe
*** IMPORTANT DISCLOSURES ***
The performance results for UNest investment account is based, in part, upon certain hypothetical assumptions which have been compiled by UNest. Hypothetical [Model] performance results may have inherent limitations, some of which are described below. No representation is being made that an investment account will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to those shown. In fact, there are frequently significant differences between model or forward-looking projections and performance results subsequently achieved by following a particular strategy. These returns should not be considered as indicative of the skills of the investment adviser. Investments in the investment account involve risk including the loss of principal.
INVESTING INVOLVES RISK. PAST PERFORMANCE IS NO GUARANTEE OF FUTURE RESULTS
*Other investment charges may apply. Please refer to the Program Description for more details: https://unest.co/advisoragreement/
We’ve made some enhancements to streamline our registration process and improve the overall UNest experience.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Great app. Great experience!!!
I have 2 young kids and have been thinking about the college savings account since they were born but didn’t know where to start. I have been referred to U-nest by a friend of mine and I couldn’t be happier. Everything is done through the app and I mean EVERYTHING from start to finish. I love how easy it is to use and navigate the app. All the info you need is right there. You can start slow with as low as $25/monthly and you can add lump sums whenever your budget allows. Each kid has a separate profile on the app and you can easily see how much money they have at the moment in there. There are also tools right there in app that project how much your kid will have by the time they go to college if you continue at the “current” pace. By clicking around I was able to find where exactly the money is invested. I also get paper monthly statements in the mail. All in all great app!
Just don’t do it
Saved on Unest for over a year. Randomly, they transferred $1679 back into my bank account, unauthorized. Attempted to call, left voicemail. Emailed help multiple times through email address, and the app, which says they’ll reply in 1 business day. Over a week later, nobody returned any communication to assist with this. Can’t get ahold of anyone to assist. I’m assuming I’ll have to pay taxes on this unauthorized withdrawal, as my child is only 13 and it wouldn’t have been a withdrawal for education purposes. Went to close the account and just count my losses, including the $3/month fee paid for them to poorly manage accounts and $. Can’t close account because it says the last deposit hasn’t been in more than 5 business days. Can’t look up the date of the last transaction to see when I CAN close it because now all monthly + the unauthorized transactions have been wiped from the record. Just a message that says they’ll “appear soon.” This is $$ were dealing with. You can’t just Willy nilly be making transactions and removing them. Nightmare. I can’t get out of this mess soon enough. Do not use Unest. Any form of college savings would be better and more trustworthy.
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First time investing - excellent experience!
U-nest is our first and excellent experience of investing money through an app. Great source to save money for my kids education. The growth and the ability to withdraw the money all tax-free for qualified education expenses mean that every dollar I contribute can multiply faster and cover a greater portion of my kids education expenses. Very easy and quick! Love being able to see the amount my child will have by the time she’s in college. Finding room in our budget for college savings can be difficult, so with U-nest savings plan that is not requiring a significant minimum investment, we can save 25 dollars per month until we are able to save more. We will definitely be using this app from now on since it’s so convenient for us and all family members!
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