Financial Literacy Month: Tips to Better Navigate your Finances

 

Author: Diane Stewart, Enable Outreach Specialist

When it comes to saving and planning for disability-related expenses, financial literacy is an integral part of the journey. In honor of April’s Financial Literacy Month, we drew up a plan of action to help Account Owners navigate their finances with even greater confidence.

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Answering Common Account Owner Questions

 

Author: Deborah Goodkin, Managing Director, Savings Plans, First National Bank of Omaha

Knowledge is power—especially when it comes to your savings journey. The most successful monetary strategies are those grounded in a comprehensive understanding of what your choices are and how you can utilize your savings plan to maximize your potential for growth.

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Tax Reform Refresher

 

Author: Terry Severson, Director of Marketing, First National Bank

The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act was passed in 2014 to better provide individuals and families with a tax-deferred savings option for qualified disability-related expenses. As a refresher, the following tax reforms affecting ABLE accounts have provided Enable Savings Plan Account Owners with added flexibility.

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What I Love About Enable

 

Author: Diane Stewart, Enable Outreach Specialist

I’ve found a community with the Enable Savings Plan. Since joining First National Bank of Omaha as the Enable Outreach Specialist in 2017, I’ve had the pleasure of working closely with our Account Owners and partners to develop relationships that extend beyond discussions of finances and savings.

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The ABC’s of the Enable Savings Plan

 

Author: Diane Stewart, Enable Outreach Specialist, First National Bank of Omaha

From building your savings to managing your finances, the Enable team is here to help you get the most out of your account. To keep you informed about all things Enable we’ve created a list of Enable ABC’s – because understanding key terms should be as easy as 1, 2, 3.

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Keep Up with Your Resolutions to Save

 

Author: Terry Severson, Director of Marketing, First National Bank

While we at Enable are confident that you can do whatever it is you set your mind to in the coming year, know that you’re not alone if you encounter some obstacles while trying to achieve your savings goals in 2019.

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Looking Back at the Enable Savings Plan’s 2018 Milestones

 

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

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.  

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Why I’m Thankful for Enable

 

Author: Don Stenberg, Nebraska State Treasurer

Nearing the end of my tenure as Nebraska State Treasurer, I have the opportunity to step back, reflect on the accomplishments of the past eight years and give thanks. In particular, I am thankful for the Enable Savings Plan and the economic independence it offers Nebraskans with disabilities.

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Don’t Be Tricked by These Common Enable Myths

 

Author: Deborah Goodkin, Managing Director, Savings Plans, First National Bank of Omaha

To shed light on some of the most common Enable Savings Plan questions, we pulled together some tips that will alleviate your most haunting fears. 

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Disability Organization Spotlight: Q&A with the Arc of Nebraska

 

We spoke with Edison McDonald, executive director of The Arc of Nebraska, a local disability advocacy group. Edison shed light on the organization's goals and discussed the many ways that the Arc of Nebraska serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

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Humanitarian Spotlight: Helen Keller

 

Author: Terry Severson, Director, Savings Plans Marketing, First National Bank of Omaha

Here at Enable, we believe that anything is possible, and that opportunities should be afforded to individuals of all abilities.

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Summer Fun for Every Ability

 

Author: Joanna Swanson, Head of Direct Sales, First National Bank of Omaha

One exciting way to make the most of summertime is to enroll in a summer camp or program, opening up a host of opportunities to try something different, form friendships and build new skills.

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Recognizing National MS Education and Awareness Month

 

Author: Diane Stewart, Enable Outreach Specialist

March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month (MS), a time centered on raising awareness for the 2.3 million people with MS worldwide, illuminating research efforts, and working to spread hope and support for those affected.

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Spreading the Love this Valentine’s Day with Enable

 

Author: Diane Stewart, Enable Outreach Specialist

My love for non-profit organizations began when I started my career at First National Bank in 1994. It was immediately impressed upon us that making a difference in our community and in the lives of others is the true measure of “success.”

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Enable 2017: A Year in Review

 

Author: Deborah Goodkin, Managing Director, Savings Plans, First National Bank

One of my favorite sayings has always been “Celebrate what you accomplish, but raise the bar each time you succeed.”

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Giving Thanks for the Ability to Save

Author: Deborah Goodkin, Managing Director, Savings Plans, First National Bank

With Thanksgiving two short days away, I have not only been pining to gather with my family, but I’ve also been reflecting on the many things, people, and experiences I am thankful for.

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Starting My Own Life

Author: Addison Jordan

Hi, I’m Addie. I’m 22 ½ years old and I have Down syndrome. That half really is important to me because it means I'm getting older and becoming more mature.

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This Month, We Celebrate Being #ABLEtoSave

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

I am excited to announce the Enable Savings Plan is teaming up with the ABLE National Resource Center and ABLE plans across the country this August to kick off #ABLEtoSave month.

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Reflecting on Homer’s Heroes

July 18th, 2017
Author: Terry Severson, Director, Savings Plans Marketing, First National Bank of Omaha

As one of the greats, Babe Ruth once said, “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”

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Travel Tips for Your Summer Vacation

Author: Amelis Long, Enable Outreach Specialist, First National Bank of Omaha

Summer is a popular time for families to travel-school is out, the weather is warm, and vacation days are ready to be used...

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Happy Fourth of July

Author: Deborah Goodkin, Managing Director, Savings Plans, First National Bank of Omaha

On behalf of the entire Enable team, we want to wish you and your families a safe and happy Fourth of July! Put an extra spark in your Enable Savings Plan to help celebrate the holiday.

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Summer Savings Tips

Author: Joanna Swanson, Head of Direct Sales, First National Bank of Omaha

Happy first day of summer! Here at Enable, we hope your summer is...

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Macy’s Story

Author: Sherri Harnisch, President, Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands

My daughter is brave. I wish I were half as brave as she. I have...

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What's New with Enable?

Author: Joanna Swanson, Head of Direct Sales, First National Bank of Omaha

Here at Enable, we have exciting updates to share with our investors!...

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Becoming Disabled

"Becoming Disabled" — An Inspirational Life Account Featured in The New York Times

Author: Deborah Goodkin, Managing...

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Tomorrow is Finally the Day!

It was a little over a year ago when our team at First National Bank of Omaha first sat down to begin designing our ABLE Program, which became the Enable...

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First Enable Account Opener

Hello. My name is Jacob. I am 20 years old. I am in my 2nd year of vocational training. I work on teaching pre-schoolers numbers and letters, supporting...

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Special Olympics

Special Olympics Nebraska transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities through programs in Sports, Health and Education. We are excited...

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