NEST 529 College Savings Kicks off 2019 with New Account Bonus Program
200 New Accounts to Receive New Year New Account $100 Bonuses

First National Bank of Omaha and Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg today announced the launch of the NEST 529 College Savings Plan New Year New Account $100 Bonus, a contribution matching program for the first 200 new accounts opened in the New Year in either a NEST Direct or a NEST Advisor plan.

From January 1 through March 31, 2019, the first 200 individuals to open and contribute a minimum of $100 each to a new NEST Direct or NEST Advisor 529 College Savings account will receive an additional $100 contribution to the account. The beneficiary of the new account must be age 8 or younger, as of March 31, 2019. To open an account and claim the bonus, visit and use the provided promo code when enrolling.

“The New Year is the perfect opportunity to establish year-round resolutions – particularly when it comes to a family’s finances. As a way to jumpstart these resolutions, we are happy to offer the New Year New Account $100 Bonus. This is an exciting opportunity to welcome new members to the NEST 529 community, while providing them with a boost to their higher education savings. We look forward to helping our account owners fulfill their financial resolutions for years to come and to another year of growth and success for NEST 529,” said Treasurer Stenberg.

The New Year New Account $100 Bonus kicks off another big year for NEST 529. In 2018, more than $120,000 in contributions were distributed through bonuses, scholarships and giveaways.

“For new NEST 529 Direct and Advisor account owners, this bonus is the first of many benefits,” said Deborah Goodkin, Managing Director, Savings Plans, First National Bank of Omaha. “We are proud to support the higher education goals of individuals and families. I encourage newcomers to take advantage of this opportunity and to spread awareness and enthusiasm for the college savings process.”

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About NEST 529

NEST 529 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 529 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 275,000 accounts, including over 89,000 in Nebraska. Visit and for more information.

About First National Bank of Omaha

First National Bank of Omaha is a subsidiary of First National of Nebraska. First National of Nebraska and its affiliates have more than $23 billion in assets and 5,000 employee associates. Primary banking offices are located in Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Texas.

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