Is it a Five-Twenty-Nine or a Five-Two-Nine Plan

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Is it a Five-Twenty-Nine or a Five-Two-Nine Plan

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Same question for 457 plans.

I know, it's irrelevant, but the actionable part is not sounding dumb in conversations. :D
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I always say five two nine. Not sure what people say for 457.
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I’ve always heard it referred to as a five twenty nine plan.
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I have always said and hear it as "five twenty nine". But it might be regional. Everyone around here except my husband says "111th St" as 'hundred and eleventh. My husband and his parents say, "one eleventh", which to me is 1 11th and not 111th. I think it has to do with them being from a different region, but it still drives me nuts.
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Five-hundred and twenty nine
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For what it's worth, I've never heard anyone refer to them "five two nine" plans. I've only heard "five twenty-nine."
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goodlifer wrote: Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:15 am I have always said and hear it as "five twenty nine". But it might be regional. Everyone around here except my husband says "111th St" as 'hundred and eleventh. My husband and his parents say, "one eleventh", which to me is 1 11th and not 111th. I think it has to do with them being from a different region, but it still drives me nuts.
It's eleventy-first street. :beer

I always say five twenty-nine, four fifty-seven, four oh one k, four oh three b, five oh one c three, etc.
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It's said as a number. The number is 529. Five twenty-nine. It is not 529. This isn't Room 2-2-2...

Anyone who says it's 5 2 9 is w r o n g.
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Good question.

I appear to be the exception but I say
Five two nine
Four oh one kay
Four fifty-seven
Four oh three bee

I suspect my five two nine pronunciation has to do with having a phone number beginning with 523 as a child that I always spoke out each digit.
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I would expect this post on April 1st.
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Five Twenty Nine Plan
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:confused

and this is important because?????
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RickBoglehead wrote: Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:25 am It's said as a number. The number is 529. Five twenty-nine. It is not 529. This isn't Room 2-2-2...

Anyone who says it's 5 2 9 is w r o n g.
I always said Room two twenty two. On right after Partridge Family and Brady Bunch if I remember correctly...
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On the 457, I always say "Four fifty-seven." But what's interesting to me is that it's a 457b, and while people don't call often a 403b a 403 or a 401k a 401, it's really, really common just to say 457. I think that's for linguistic reasons--the last digit being two syllables rather than one puts people off of adding a letter.
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Remember that you should max out your four hundred and one Kay plan before funding your five hundred and twenty nine plan.
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jbmitt wrote: Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:51 am Good question.

I appear to be the exception but I say
Five two nine
Four oh one kay
Four fifty-seven
Four oh three bee

I suspect my five two nine pronunciation has to do with having a phone number beginning with 523 as a child that I always spoke out each digit.
well, mine started with letters back in the day :wink:
(and we also were on a party line, am I really that old?)

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Potato, Potato...

That doesn't work nearly as well in text.
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jbmitt wrote: Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:51 am Good question.

I appear to be the exception but I say
Five two nine
Four oh one kay
Four fifty-seven
Four oh three bee

I suspect my five two nine pronunciation has to do with having a phone number beginning with 523 as a child that I always spoke out each digit.
Same here. I think in general the goal is use the fewest syllables possible, as in two vs twenty. Not sure why the 457 gets nifty-fifty treatment, maybe that's a holdover from Heinz "57 varieties" marketing? Or the last models of Chevy in Cuba? Kinda retro-sounding :confused
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We always cite the complete 26 U.S.C. § 529, unless we're in the company of tax friends only and then say IRC 529.
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Either way works for 529

For 457, think 4-5-7 is the most popular way of saying it. Rarely hear "four hundred and fifty seven". Just as I rarely here "four hundred and one K" plans.
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I say the examples listed thus far in the thread as follows:

five twenty nine
four oh one k
four oh three b
four fifty seven b
five oh one c three

I think that my pronunciations are pretty consistent, if the number has a zero in it, I say oh, rather than getting into hundreds, and if there isn't a zero, it's the single number followed by the two digit number.

Except I missed the 1040 form example, and that one isn't consistent with the above rule... I say ten forty. Hmm.
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It's "fifty-two nine".
Or, "26 score and nine", if you want to be elaborate.

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Super Hans wrote: Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:15 pm We always cite the complete 26 U.S.C. § 529, unless we're in the company of tax friends only and then say IRC 529.
Ah, but then how do you pronounce §?? I also am not sure others will understand USC, so probably better to also spell that out. And if IRC is important you better spell that out too. And then you did not answer the question of how to pronounce 529 either.
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Is OP going to summarize results..........?
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profet wrote: Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:53 pm Potato, Potato...

That doesn't work nearly as well in text.
In text, I believe it's "Potato, Potahto".

An opposite example is the word "idea". In text, the "r" is silent.
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Edie wrote: Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:38 pm I say the examples listed thus far in the thread as follows:

five twenty nine
four oh one k
four oh three b
four fifty seven b
five oh one c three

I think that my pronunciations are pretty consistent, if the number has a zero in it, I say oh, rather than getting into hundreds, and if there isn't a zero, it's the single number followed by the two digit number.


Except I missed the 1040 form example, and that one isn't consistent with the above rule... I say ten forty. Hmm.
1040 is in the thousands which is a different rule set😁 What about area codes? Everyone i know says 3 numbers. One the other hand almost nobody says all 3 numbers for highways except for the zero middle number cases. And everyone says "101 dalmations" with a hundred and a and😃
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five twenty nine
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