First National Bank of Omaha and Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg are helping new account owners get their college savings in order before the new year with the NEST 529 College Savings Plan $100 bonus program.
The program, which kicks off December 1 and runs through December 31, will award the first 100 new college savings accounts with a $100 bonus each, when using the promotion code available at NEST529.com/bonus100.
“At NEST we believe that the gift of a college education is truly the greatest gift of all, which is why we are excited to offer this bonus in time for the holidays,” said Deborah Goodkin, Managing Director, Savings Plans, First National Bank of Omaha. “We hope this bonus will encourage families to open accounts for their loved ones to start their college savings off on the right foot in 2018.”
To qualify, new accounts must be opened for beneficiaries ages 8 and younger, with a minimum $50 contribution. Accounts can be opened both online and by paper.
“The costs of higher education can add up quickly, so the best way to prepare is to save regularly and often. We encourage families to take advantage of this holiday bonus if they do not already have NEST accounts, and we suggest all account owners prioritize college savings to help their loved ones achieve their educational goals and dreams,” said State Treasurer Stenberg, Trustee of NEST.
NEST is a tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan and provides four plans to help make saving for college simple and affordable: NEST Direct College Savings Plan, the NEST Advisor College Savings Plan, the TD Ameritrade 529 College Savings Plan, and the State Farm College Savings Plan. The Nebraska State Treasurer serves as Program Trustee. First National Bank of Omaha serves as Program Manager, and all investments are approved by the Nebraska Investment Council. Families nationwide are saving for college using Nebraska’s 529 College Savings Plans, which have more than 254,000 accounts, including 79,000 in Nebraska. Visit NEST529.com and treasurer.nebraska.gov for more information.
About First National Bank of Omaha
First National Bank is a subsidiary of First National of Nebraska. First National of Nebraska is the largest privately owned banking company in the United States. First National and its affiliates have more than $21 billion in assets and 5,000 employee associates. Primary banking offices are located in Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Texas.