There is no "magic wand" or one-size-fits-all plan to save for college. As you can imagine, multiple factors impact the type of account you will utilize. You may even want to use a combination of options to maximize the amount you save and minimize the tax you pay on the money earned by the account(s).
Financial Planning is incredibly important for your future. In fact, it can be just as important as eating healthy and exercising. Unfortunately, the average American never engages in the financial planning process. People are now planning even less than they did in the past, and financial independence has decreased along with it.
Most people, wealthy or not, make an effort to support a philanthropic cause, be it big or small.