Author: Rachel Biar, Assistant State Treasurer, Director of Enable

As the ancient proverb goes: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

Since taking the first step to create the Enable Savings Plan, it has been an exciting journey filled with smiling faces, energizing community involvement and remarkable growth across the country. As one of the first national ABLE savings plans offered in the United States, Enable’s impact has touched the lives of individuals with disabilities far and wide, and I am proud of the continued success and improvements that we have demonstrated in 2018.  

From new account owners joining our Enable family to a celebration of the plan’s two-year anniversary, 2018 has been a year of many milestones. Since its inception, Enable has grown to more than 1,000 account owners, with over $6 million in assets. This number only continues to rise as we expand the reach of Enable nationwide.

To build on this momentum, Enable launched a new account bonus program in September. For the first 50 eligible individuals who open an account through December 31, Enable will match a minimum $50 initial contribution with a $50 bonus contribution. 

There’s no doubt about it: 2018 was a record year—but we could not have done it alone. We are extremely grateful for the steadfast support of the many national and local disability organizations who share in our mission to make financial independence achievable for all. In addition, we’d like to thank our many Enable advocates who help spread the word and educate others about all that Enable has to offer.

As another year comes to a close, we encourage you to take a moment and reflect on what you are thankful for and create your resolutions for the upcoming year. Whether they are financial goals, professional aspirations or personal intentions, we wish you the best as you strive to make your resolutions a reality.

From the Enable family to yours, we’d like to wish you a happy and healthy holiday season and a wonderful New Year.