In celebration of 5.29 College Savings Day on May 29, NEST 529 College Savings and First National Bank of Omaha announced an incentive to encourage families to start saving for college when their children are young. A total of 200 new accounts opened for children 8 and younger will receive a $100 bonus each when an account is opened with the promotion code available in the official rules at NEST529.com. This program will start today and continue through Oct. 31 or until 200 accounts have been opened, whichever is sooner.
“We hope these bonuses are just the right incentive to encourage young families to start saving today and to let them know that we, in the Treasurer’s Office, are here to help.”
“At NEST, we are believers in saving for higher education as early as possible, and we hope that this will give families a great reason to get started,” said Deborah Goodkin, Managing Director of NEST at First National Bank of Omaha, the NEST Program Manager. “5.29 College Savings Day is a great time to make people aware of the benefits of saving with NEST 529. By starting to save when children are young, account owners can maximize their savings and work toward reaching their goals.”
“Establishing a pattern of saving when children are young helps families concentrate on their priorities and provides assurance that they are preparing well for their children’s educational futures. As we all know, those years between infancy and adolescence go by quickly. Saving regularly through a NEST college savings plan gives peace of mind to young families who have many financial needs to address,” said State Treasurer Don Stenberg, who is Trustee of NEST. “We hope these bonuses are just the right incentive to encourage young families to start saving today and to let them know that we, in the Treasurer’s Office, are here to help.”