Nebraska State Treasurer John Murante
The start of the year brings a sense of excitement, renewed motivation and the chance to put the unprecedented events of 2020 behind us. To help kick off the year on the right note we’ve assembled three simple New Year’s resolutions that will help Account Owners revitalize their savings journey and boost progress for the months and years to come. Read on for more details!
Resolution #1: Set and achieve a realistic savings goal
There is some logic behind setting a pie-in-the-sky savings goal; it can encourage you to work hard and give savings your all. However, if your goal is not realistic, it often becomes easier to lose motivation a few months in, or even give up on the savings journey altogether.
For 2021, evaluate your needs and income, and create a savings goal that with effort you will be able to accomplish. Once you have a plan in place, the knowledge that every month brings you closer to achieving that goal will help you stick with the resolution all year long.
Resolution #2: Never miss an opportunity to save
Life gets busy, and it can be easy to forget about the resolutions we made at the beginning of the year. But this year can be different when it comes to your savings – with the help of the Automatic Investment Plan (AIP). Simply set the amount and frequency of your contributions, and AIP will help ensure that you stick to the plan, by automatically initiating them.
In addition to automating your savings, consider directing any extra funds or cash gifts you receive throughout the year towards your Enable account. Every time you take advantage of an opportunity to save, you get that much closer to achieving your goal!
Resolution #3: Embrace community support
Our close networks are our number one source of support and encouragement. Your friends and family members want to see you thrive and achieve greatness, financial wellness included. For birthdays and holidays this year, make a resolution to add your community to your savings team through gift contributions.
With Ugift, your Enable account is assigned a unique code that loved ones can use to quickly and easily make contributions using a check or electronic transfer. Unlike many other gifting programs, gift givers do not have to join, register or pay a service fee, and they don’t need any additional information about your account. With a gift certificate contribution, loved ones can fill out and mail a contribution coupon to Enable, and download and print a card from our website to give for the occasion.
Today and every day we are thrilled to spotlight these incredible individuals and community disability organizations. Wishing all a happy and healthy New Year!